I have no problem with the concept of paying per se, however that doesn't really assure me that I'll get what I expect (i.e. interesting and useful content) and in fact it's extremely hard to even define such thing! Seems these days the emphasis is in creating engaging content, rather. But I do not have that much time on my hands to stay engaged reading all day long on broad topics. Because time is short, for me often I just want useful, perhaps even expert level information easily searchable, rather than "curiosities", "thought of the day", or one's point of view over certain well worn out internet topics such as money, health, etc.. Other times, perhaps I want deep meaningful thought provoking reflections. So there is no substitute for good literature and this information consumption may in a way compare to fast food in that regard. Just my .02 cents.