Of course, I’m not trying to sound like I know better than the Medium team. Though it is also pretty obvious that even they might not know a whole lot about a few things.
However, in building out this model, we realized we didn’t yet have the right solution to the big question of driving payment for quality content. We had started scaling up the teams to sell and support products that were, at best, incremental improvements on the ad-driven publishing model, not the transformative model we were aiming for. —Renewing Medium’s focus, Ev Williams.
I quoted the line in light humour; I’m not trying to mock them. I’ve a lot of respect for the platform. I read on Medium everyday. But when I don’t like something, I can’t simply assume that they know about what they are doing. Instead of voicing a personal concern/opinion and simply saying that I dislike this feature, I am far more comfortable pointing out why I really dislike it, and from what perspective.
I think Series is a cool new feature which might have a lot of potential, but I don’t buy that it sits with Story very well. I still believe that any other feature which might sit well with Story would have been a better addition than Series.
I might be wrong as I don’t have their data. Or I might as well be right because I have a better insight. Who knows!