Well, you still see the writer if you click in, so I don’t see this as so terrible.
It puts the emphasis on publications. If it’s your publication, that’s you. Personally, I like it that way because I stopped submitting to other publications some time ago.
But you may not like that. Most people still would rather be in the big pubs for the obvious reason that there’s more money there. Well, gosh, if you’ve gone that way, you’ve already buried yourself a bit, especially with the new infinite scrolling of the other authors.
I don’t like being buried in the crowd. I don’t like it for myself, and I don’t like it when I’m reading. If I read something I like, chances are that I liked the author’s style, not the publication. I may not like most of the authors at all, so I’d much rather that those I like used their own pubs as I do.
But that’s me. Though it does seem to be the direction Medium is taking.