The irony is that honest pieces like this one get traction only when you’re already some personality on Medium. I’m sure many people came here to become a better writer, but then discovered getting even a double-digit reading audience can be audacious. And thus they succumb to the same pattern. A lot of them look towards articles on ‘how to get an audience on medium’. Then when they finally have an audience, they recommend other writers to be honest.
I appreciate the message you are giving, but please correct me if I’m wrong about this.