No problem. I wasn’t posting that much either. When Medium rolled the partnership program out, I was earning $40. I only posted like 4 posts a month at most. When things changed I dropped to what you are earning so I felt it a lot.
You are welcome with the research though this is all theory, but it does make sense since Medium is kind of turning itself into a magazine of sorts or newspaper as it were. It’s an interesting approach but when you look at it that way, you can see how everyone fits into all this.