Sure, Medium editor is nice. Typography is good (for English, other languages are not supported). Publishing is free. So the ones who pay for all that are your readers. Basically, you’re selling readers to aggressive Medium self-advertising so that Medium could make laughably small money from a miserable fraction of them. And annoy the hell out of everyone else.
Good assessment of Medium’s disintegrating user experience. A great complement to that is “The Four Winds of Modern Media”, which took a more granular approach to evaluating Medium’s strategy and competitive dynamics:
Of course, the free and open web is prone to beg, borrow, and steal your attention. Reading blogs, news, and research has always been an inefficient user experience — like finding needles in haystacks — but now Annotote is the antidote, so check it out: Don’t waste time or attention; get straight to the point.