We need to care less about the personal aggrandizement of a few select individuals, and more about the collective success of the WordPress project.
Blocking ads and reducing traffic on your home-network can totally be done with $30 and an hour.
Including HTML content from WordPress when it’s not your post content but your theme settings can be done! It’s just a mess.
Related Posts that are extendable and customizable are within your reach!
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same. There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. That’s soul destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.