Think of it as a Game? I don’t know what this means to you but for me and many others Envato and the customers provided for freelance work here is our livelyhood, so no, I won’t think of it as a game. We pay already via fees and taxes, you want even more?
Despite everything, it’s a poor idea at best, and I see no way to improve it. Buyer Fee, Author Fee, VAT, Taxes, etc, etc, now, upload tax. Seriously? What’s next? On the 15th of each month I’ll send each buyer 1$ for everything?
@tommusrhodus, they were always here in the first place, and I have no feedback on this matter, but what I can tell you is that the marketplaces are not dying. The marketplaces will always be the marketplaces, elements will be subscriptions, you can go buy a movie or you can rent netflix and see stuff with limits. Markets will always exist, and like in every market, some stuff is great, some stuff not so great, this is not based solely on the review team, but on each of us. You can say an item looks great and I can say it’s terrible. At the end of the day, authors that upload files that don’t meet standards and by some miracle pass the review team, will not pass the 1* rain from buyers, that will end that item pretty quickly. No need to worry there