In response to post #58656156.
Your passive aggressiveness aside, it's a valid question.
But I think the main thing to keep in mind is that this isn't a job. It's a hobby.
But let's say it is a job. A house painter can work 80 hours and week and still never make as much as a fashion model. Some people have 2 or 3 jobs and don't make as much as some people with one job. The hours someone puts into creating something can't be determined accurately here. Only supply and demand. If you spend 100 hours creating something you can sell, you can set the price accordingly, but that's not how it works here. There's price to set. Only what users see as worthy.
If this were a perfect world, the balance would be that, yes, there are a ton of waifu followers and a lot of people download them, but people would donate to the bigger quest and new land mods. However, people here don't even do a simple endorsement. Look at any mod here on the nexus and it's usually 1% or less endorsements when you look at the unique downloads. Ever fewer people donate. But in a perfect world based on years of economic study, more people are going to donate to quest/new lands mods or followers who have content rich quests included and not the hundreds of waifu followers.
So there's no real problem with a system like this. The problem is that there are a lot of people saying modders should get something, but no one is actually donating to them. I've only donated to about 4 or 5 modders so far, and 3 of them have said they've never gotten any donations before mine and these are prominent modders we're talking about.
Anyway, this system doesn seem to be designed to help modders pay their bills. There's also the question of using assets. All those waifu follower mods use other people's assets in some shape of form. So the who thing gets muddy, which is why I'm sure this system hasn't been implemented yet.