The payment option isn’t the reason I started publishing on Medium, but, I seen it as an added bonus. Maybe I could game the system, but, that isn’t my intention. Not writing often and only focusing on that which I wish to write about certainly isn’t a viable income stream. 0.67 cents a month isn’t going to make me a millionaire. Although your article reminds me that my focus needs to remain in the same place, I will continue with the ‘partner’ program, because I just view it as a rebate on my monthly Medium membership subscription. Thank you for your thoughts.