How can you judge a team and feature when you literally have none of their data?
I hear you, and I agree with you. User behaviour is indeed contextual. But what I can’t really wrap my head around is when I think of the other countless features Medium could have introduced, but they chose to settle with Series.
Crazy idea but I’d guess that their team has a better idea of what their audience might want and what might be worth experimenting with.
By all means express that you dislike a feature—that’s an opinion, but don’t fall into making the easy assumption that you somehow know better than them when you don’t have any of the information required to make that judgement.