As long as mod author/curators are getting paid more relative to their views and downloads, sort of like Youtube, then I don't see this as a problem AT ALL.
You don't see a problem AT ALL.....OH, I see WHY you don't have a problem, it's because YOU don't have any mods you've uploaded, so YOU have absolutely NOTHING to lose.
Well, that explains why YOU don't have a problem with this whole thing.
Nobody is "getting paid more", it's a "Hope" of the Nexus that modders "might" make more DP, which can be traded in at 10,000 DP, for 10 US Dollars.
Also, where does it say that Mod Curators would get any money whatsoever?
The way they're currently making money/exploitng things is by making a patreon page for donations so they can remain "Inspired" to slap together a bunch of random mods without having to actually make any mods.
Meaning, that Mod List "Curators" are making more money than the modders who actually made the mods.
But who cares huh? As long as you get your mods and us mod authors stop making a big hooplah over "Nothing" right?