That is exactly the problem. New compensation model is not so poorly structured (except for Jan 1 reset that is totally unfair & should have been 12 month rolling total). Issue is that images and videos are dirt cheap to end consumer, so how can contributor compensation be high?
Microstock never learned to adopt properly to pouring of content, result of technology advancement that opened photography to masses. Instead companies tried to stay competitive by slashing prices. Getty went that way, now SS. End result: race to the bottom with 10 cent downloads (and $0.61 Enhanced).