So there are people who did NOT get an invitation? I thought it was just another dumb marketing ploy that made the offer exclusive (see: every-writer-in-Medium-is-in-the-top-10% email). The link seems totally open: https://medium.com/membership
I signed up because I can afford it (I just dropped my Xfinity TV subscription, so I’m still $85/month ahead; throw in my wife’s yarn addiction, and I’m still have an easy $75 to throw into our retirement fund each month) and because I’m curious. If I have to give up being able to mix with the regular community (my “Medium peeps” as my wife puts it) then nevermind.