I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for buy my experiences have been great. Hubpages is a great place for me to hone my writing skills and find a ready audience. I'm not a polished writer by any stretch so it has been a good exercise for me. I've been a hubber for 11 months now but have written only 57 hubs. I find I write them in bunches with long periods of inactivity in between. I need to learn to write more consistently.
I've monetized my hubs but haven't really made much money. Most of it adsense and the rest is with Amazon. I'm just learning now how to draw traffic to my hubs so hopefully that will change. Writing more consistently will help with that too.
Best of luck to you on Hubpages! - Richard