I hear you on this one Christopher. I think, to your point, part of this will just require us to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and deal with it.
On the other hand, with respect to Ev and team, despite them taking outside money, I would argue its completely within their interest to shake up the paradigm. Medium will get lost in the noise (if it hasn’t already) if it just keeps with the same methodologies that other sites use.
Guess it depends on your goals and how risk averse you are. Given what Ev did with twitter I don’t think he’s a risk averse type but who knows!
Anyhow adding your suggestions to a DIY category! Thanks!