I can very much relate with your thoughts here. I was also frustrated with the new policy changes last year because of which I stopped writing on Medium for three months.
Consequently, I realized that I was incurring a huge loss as I had never thought of earning money from my hobby. It took me three damn months to get my mojo back. Then I rejoined in March.
Now, I have made peace with everything. No matter what changes Medium chooses to implement, I will never forget my true motive of sharing my creative work and earning blessings from my readers.
Thank you very much Agnes for writing a positive and an inspiring story.