People get to premium and popular by making content that audiences want to see and I don't hold it against them. I do understand the frustration of smaller creators, of course, considering I am one, but there's really no point in being jealous; frankly, I am way too busy in real life these days to be a premium writer, and even if I could solely rely on premium writer income, it would be a bad idea considering how unstable that career would be, anyway (never rely on internet income, folks). However, I absolutely think that Tapas could do a better job advertising smaller novels/comics without sacrificing their popular stuff with a simple design change.
I'mma go ahead and give Tapas a lot of praise here, too, because I owe the site what little popularity I have on here. They've featured my weird little stories like 4 times and they randomly featured my story in a collection recently which was really nice and unexpected. My work would probably go unnoticed on any other site, so I owe Tapas a lot, especially since I don't know how to market/don't want to try to market anymore. It's nice that Tapas throws me a bone every now and again because holy moly, trying to advertise on the forums and on other sites is extremely exhausting and not worth it, in my opinion, which is kinda why I stopped trying. Honestly, there's nothing more frustrating than having someone say they'll read your story and then never doing it. XD