There are so many great points in this article. I have consciously started muting/ unfollowing any author that writes about "how I made X last month" and yet the algorithm keeps on recommending me that garbage.
And I totally agree with your point about read ratio. I have articles that got 56% read rate and they are stuck at 24 views from months ago. This would never happen on Youtube! Youtube would keep on showing the video until people stopped being interested.
But the most annoying aspect of Medium is that the platform encourages people chruning out content mill crap every day, rather than rewarding quality