I don’t believe people write for the money here because it’s not that much. If they do, they better not quit their day job. But why not opt for payment if the opportunity is there? As far as quality of stories, I’ve read some good articles and fiction. Maybe it’s just a matter of branching out and searching more for it. We can always look for the negative or positive in anything, and to have a blogging platform with potentially hundreds of readers, an opportunity to connect with other writers and even get paid a few dollars puts it in the positive territory for me.