I have not seen any advantages to being here. I am retired on SS and am struggling to keep my home. I supplement my SS by selling on eBay and writing. It takes up virtually all of my awake time. While writing and submitting content here may be psychologically rewarding, it does nothing to pay my bills. I have a Google Merchant Center account, and have asked, here, how to attach that to my Hub pages in an attempt to generate income, but nobody has helped me. Trying to get help from Google is impossible. The merchant account, initiated years ago, may as well not exist for all the benefits I derive from it, yet it won't allow me to initiate a new one here.
So, to say that my Hub experience has been anything but neutral would be a definite exageration.