I can understand both sides of this discussion pretty well, but I'm going to have to side with the "I think it's perfectly fine" group. At least, from what I can remember, free articles were 100% not around when I was here last, which I think is a great improvement! I can understand the frustration of being essentially unable to access articles aside from the intro, however, because it was a bit jarring to me about 20 minutes ago when I accidentally clicked onto a 6P article and saw how short the preview was, but I can understand. The site needs money to keep going, keep creating quality content, and keep doing cool events with members and the community as a whole. Lists are generally pretty easy to come up with in this game, but if you're really having issues coming up with a list, there are not only plenty of other sites that provide these for free, but you're 100% able to take a crack at the community discussion here.
Overall, I think while the concern is somewhat understandable, it's not entirely valid. Thanks for the good work you guys do, 6P writers.