I too, "stumbled" on hubpages, but found it when I was looking for a way to make money, and lots of it, by writing. I write HUGE amounts of material, know a lot of things, but felt I had no one to share my information with, and that I was wasting my talents.
I was also looking for a self-renewing source of income.
But I also have dreams for what our world could be like. Here, I get to combine all my passions in one place. And I have received help quickly, in an organized manner, so I can keep track of all the projects I am doing. Unlike my personal website, which I was planning to use to devote the profits to alleviate world suffering, I have read that hugpages had something like 6 million visitors here.
I also realized hubpages had unlimited potential. For example, if enough people use hubpages, and make their purchases from within hubpages when buying something on line, they could, together, create an economy that helps each person and helps one another, and it is dictated not by the government, but by how much effort you put into your articles and your community.
So I'd say I love this concept of free enterprise. I do not believe the government can fix all our problems. In fact, I think that's part of what is wrong with the government. They are trying to cope with non-community.
I see other uses for hubpages, too. For example, say you have no money, and you wanted to trade services with someone. by promoting other people (such as people in your physical community), you would also be promoting yourself and others within the website, so you could actually write articles on local businesses and such, and carry hubpages out into the physical world.
So, endless possibilities here. I have been looking for something like this for years.