I sometimes have a day where I run a load of ads on the side while I do other stuff, to gather up ink to buy full packages of episodes. Lets you binge it later.
I think most people who complain about premium not being free are usually either very young or don't think art should count as a job. In the former case, they just haven't learnt to understand the connection between time spent (and the many years and tons of money that went into forming the skill to produce this type of content) and money received. Usually they will change their minds a couple years into adult life, having experienced the concept of "time spent = money" from the worker's end.
In the latter case, there isn't much we can do. Usually these prejudices are brought down through generations of selfish entitled people who think that only services and actions they deem valuable and legitimate deserve payment. They expect entertainment to be produced for fun, in our spare time, and given away for free. Because it's a fun job so of course it can't be a real job. Us idiot artists should just go get a REAL job, right?
Nah. But that's what they think. It's impossible to reason with people like that.
Some people are also just plain entitled. You encounter these in any business. Restaurant personel, for example, have to get used to politely declining customers that attempt to haggle their way to free beer, free meals, pretend they didn't like a meal after they already ate all of it to avoid payment etc etc. People who legitimately do not care about the consequences their cheapskate behavior has for other people, as long as they sneak their way out of having to pull 10 bucks out of their wallet they are happy.
The next step in entitlement is thievery. Deciding that not only should you not have to pay, but noone should and you shall become the pirate jesus by providing the people with the free content they deserve!! And from there, you get pirated content.
Or, in the case of restaurants... That one time I watched a customer trying to wander out with one of our salt shakers stuffed in his back pocket...
Entitlement sure is petty.