I think that Litecoin is slowly gaining acceptance. My web hosting provider sent me an email that they will receive Litecoin and other coins for payments. A cryptocurrency ATM company has added Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash to their supported coins. I think than any technical advances on Bitcoin, will not be adopted by the miners, because they will lose transaction fees.
So the future on Litecoin is bright!
Higher than current yes, https://www.coingecko.com/en/price_charts/litecoin/usd after the big correction. im confidence again.