Yes, I understand all of this. Trust me, I do. I have a high level of patience. I deal with a lot before I break. But, Indira, what do you bring to Medium to feel as though your wants vs. your needs should be met? (I can answer this! I wouldn’t want to log on and not see you.) Do you need all that you suggested or is it a want? I do not pay so I am not where you are in this bit. I am certain that must be a bummer to pay for something that is not bringing you what you feel it should, however, new things, things in their baby stages take time to evolve. There is no telling when Medium will meet the requirements of most or if it can, especially when the suggestions, wants, etc pile up continually. I am on the backend of this, watching it as it all unfolds and daily more harm is peeking its ugly head than help.
I appreciate you commenting and being thorough too. I hope you gain more of what you seek.