A few weeks ago I would have had nothing but positives to say about HubPages, as experiences had always been good, and I had got out of HubPages at least as much as I had put in. And in terms of Hub Scores and accolades and similar marks of respect, I felt I was valued.
One recent experience on issues of duplication has somewhat tarnished that view, as I felt my arguments were ignored, and that common sense was not allowed to prevail. I felt that if my efforts were valued, then the staff would have responded to my points in a rather more personal manner, showing more understanding of my individual case than I felt they did. Their response was actually quite hurtful. It was an experience which left me feeling that the effort and hours I put in to my pages was not appreciated as much as I had imagined.
It is only one incident - as I say I have had positive responses in the past, and individuals such as Simone Smith have always seemed very personable and approachable. But when you put a lot of effort into your writing, and you feel that that effort hasn't been supported, it's very easy to feel deflated and disenchanted.
Anyway, at the end of the day, HubPages gives me the opportunity to practice my writing skills, publish my views and further my hobby, so hopefully any current feelings of being undervalued will fade in time.
I'm really not sure about the recent changes. I don't like change generally, so they will take time to get used to, and - not being fully comprehending of the monetary or technical side of HubPages - adsense, google rankings etc - I don't know if the changes will prove beneficial or not. But I've no big problems on that score.