Despite reaching to very high sales and getting high ratings from users, we still find a lot of limits set by the market. I think there should be special arrangements for authors that have subsequent sales. Having no difference between newcomers and being in the market for 5+ years doesn’t seem right from any perspective.
I think elite authors already get some great perks, so I don’t know that I agree with your point, but we do 100% miss the old perks system for when you hit certain sales milestones. An extra thousand dollars or two is great, but some of the old perks (especially the marketing related ones like the dedicated newsletter) were waaaaaay more beneficial to authors than a few bucks.