Really interesting points here. I recently wrote about how, after I typed Draft 1 of my novel and was wholly unsatisfied with it I hand-wrote Draft 2 and am now in the process of typing Draft 3, editing as I go: http://christhilk.com/2017/08/07/draft-2/
The main thing that makes the stakes higher here is that we’re talking about information, not entertainment. While I agree monetization can’t be whined back to 1990 levels, it’s not just about money, it’s about the stranglehold on distribution. Yes, the two are linked but the latter is the more vital argument.