This is exactly the sort of informed, thoughtful, conversational analysis we need to handle the changes. I hope that the conversation continues and new ways of uniting good writers with their hungriest readers are found.
I don't want to read just a limited subset of content. I want to look at everything and choose the ones that sparkle most brightly to me. Through a writer I enjoy, a topic I follow, an intriguing headline, whatever. Let me be the one to choose, not some one-size-fits all algorithm.