I had similar changes in mindset too. I no longer check the app that often as before since this pricing is a disgrace to our efforts. Taking a photo has always been fun for me since I love photography (and being the son of a professional photographer) but the behind the scenes is a total waste with this pricing. I can still edit with pleasure since I do enjoy creating beautiful works but for the key wording as well as writing explanations/texts is no longer fun especially if the outcome is just 10 cents mostly. So, along with the most (semi)professionals here, I'll still do it (less) but simply not for this company any longer. Why do I keep on making some people rich while I disgust the new policy taken by those guys? They'll earn millions of dollars / year and I'll spend hundreds of hours trying to reach the minimum threshold.
Last but least, I'm confident that in the long future, the pricing will be down to the single digits. As Warren Buffet said:
Strongly suggest the new CEO of Shutterstock to read and understand some of Warren's books since they ruined the reputation in such a short time. Well done, keep up this way.