hubski should be more broken
This is the crux of the issue. When people don't pay money, these networks need to find someone that will, and then they answer to these customers first. It is not a good model.
The issue is something that I have given a lot of thought to. The service I want to provide, and the reason I created the site, is the one that we make use of here. I don't want to be in the service of advertisers. I am not interested in that. In fact, I find much advertising to be insulting, if not sleazy. So much of it appeals to the worst parts of our nature.