At some point, the price of Bitcoin will also calm down
I don't think that this will end up being the case. Bitcoin will always require a ludicrously complex and expensive network in order to actually exist. If no-one is willing to spend money on hardware, electricity, storage and bandwidth to actually run the network, then bitcoin will literally cease to exist. Gold, on the other hand, is a physical object that can change hands physically. That this is not how gold is normally traded today is not important - the fact is that if you own gold, you own gold, and you can pick it up and store it in a big (or more likely, small) hole in your back yard. It won't even rust, sitting there in the ground. It'll just be gold forever.
Bitcoin is a bunch of numbers, sitting in a huge chain of hashes, sitting on thousands of hard-disks plugged into computers all around the world. But that hash chain must be modified in order to move the coins around, and that takes CPU power, and we're already seeing the crippling limits that this places on the liquidity of bitcoin itself. Regular fiat currencies, as bitcoin enthusiasts love to point out, are *also* numbers sitting in computers, but they are backed by governments, and more importantly exist for the purpose of controlling economies. Despite the protestations, economic control through the manipulation of fiat currencies is literally the only thing that makes capitalism actually work.