Although my Medium usage has significantly dropped off I had intended keeping my membership going. Then I realised something: I’ve only read one or possibly two members-only, funded stories.
Like Colin, I question the value of my Medium membership.
I became a Medium member the day memberships were announced. Since then, I've been tempted to cancel, simply because I don't feel I'm missing much if I skip the “members only” content. The other members-only features are not compelling on their own, either.
Unlike Colin, I'm opting to keep my membership active – for now.
I admire that Medium is trying some new things. I like the idea of Medium. I can cancel any time, but for now $5/month is a small contribution toward their experiment.