Well, my point was that I’m getting more for free here than for my membership. Also, I never said Medium doesn’t deserve and need support, what I said is that this is not the way to do this. At all.
I categorically reject the editor based content selection. I don’t mind that as a minor part of the Medium experience, but I certainly do not want to have that as a major focal point of my membership. There are countless other places where I can have that and that’s not what I’m willing to pay for.
What I want is something I cannot get anywhere else and, sadly, Medium is so self-centered right now that it fails to recognize where the big opportunity lies. I want to be the editor of my own content! I want to actually see the posts of people I follow, I want to donate directly to those I want to support.
I crave the ultimate custom-made experience I cannot get anywhere else!