I think the choice one faces on Hubpages these days is between producing quality, well researched and interesting hubs, or writing more quickly put together articles. Unfortunately, it seems that the current trend rewards the latter over the former. From what I have observed, there seems to be a direct relation between the quantity of hubs produced and the number of page views as well as one's hubscore. Basically, the next day, everything is old! Since a large number of Hubpagers rely on their writing to complement their income, it's easy to fall in the trap of writing more, and publish more often, which, of course, unless you're a genius, is likely to be detrimental to quality. But there are still a large number of interesting hubs produced, more than I can read actually. Has the quality declined ? I couldn't say for sure, being quite new here, but in any case, I'm here to stay.