I am sorry you’ve been waylaid by troubles. I hope to see you present here more often. You and your work are missed.
Medium changes cause as many polar opinions as politics. I prefer the new Medium. To me, it is easier to find my favorite writers, to follow my favorite publications. And, I find the monthly membership fee to be small compared to all its benefits. But, I know some struggle to pay it and others prefer the work be free, whether they can afford the membership or not.
Since I am crawling toward retirement with only Social Security and a very small pension from deceased husband, I am grateful to be able to earn a little extra money on Medium.
Take care of yourself and those in your orbit who need healing. Know that you are appreciated and missed.