Micropayments haven’t really worked well overall. Imagine if Spotify had premium subscription options for each musician. It feels like nickel and diming. Amazon succeeds in selling Kindle Unlimited subscriptions because there’s a LOT of content available in that subscription. Spotify gives on-demand access to everything with a Premium sub. Some kind of (significant) bundling probably should be part of Medium’s model. And it needs to solve a significant pain point for people, without crippling the free service that promotes such open and cool discussions in the comments.