On the contrary, I check out the profiles of almost everyone and click through to blogs and websites if that author has one linked in the footer of the article. I think your complaints come down to mindset, personal responsibility, and choice. Of course Medium cares that you spend time on their platform. Why else would they have created it? It’s free to the user. It’s a completely democratic way to reach an audience that is millions strong…at no monetary cost to you and I. I think that’s worth the hardwork of writing good content that begs to be seen.