I completely agree. I mostly stopped reading all the articles in my feed and am so tired of some ad nauseum “trends”. I come here nowadays to write and create a body of work.
Though I have been guilty of a few “list” articles myself, I am so tired of how-to lists and the hook of a flashy title whose article doesn’t measure up. Don’t get me started on the hook title trend. It does not cover shoddy work and it never will but that’s another topic entirely.
Lately the trend seems to be leaning towards “rants”about the stuff Medium gets wrong which hopefully would yield the kinds of changes so many of us would like to see.