Envato doesn’t really care about us as individuals. They provide a means for us to sell our digital media to their customer base, and that is all.
They own and control the platform. I think the only factor that they take into account is what will put the most $s into their pockets.
Apart from the group who are either staff, or friends of staff, we can’t really expect any special treatment. There is no special relationship or loyalty between Envato and it’s authors. (If there ever was, it’s since eroded.)
To them, you and I are just two of twenty-odd thousand musicians who choose to sell their audio on their website.
With that in mind, I would suggest that you treat Envato in the same way. They are a business, and your music-making is your business. You do not work for them. Their platform is just a means on which to make some money for your business. If you feel that their platform is not performing how you would like, there are other options. I don’t think it’s healthy to have all of your valuable assets tied up with one company who are calling all the shots. Take the power back, it’s your music.
Having quoted Rage Against the Machine, I think it’s also important to try not to let emotions, particularly anger, factor into business decisions. To be honest, I’m quite guilty of that from time to time.
It’s a good idea to consider the things that you have control over and focus on the things that you can do that will put the most money into your business’ pockets.