I think I spoke of this before when the subject of pouring concrete was brought up, but there are ancient techniques, lost to modern man, that are superior to the ones we use now. Of course generally technology improves over time, but there are occasions when some bit of vital knowledge goes missing & we regress. Concrete is something that mostly we don’t have to think about. You only notice it when something is wrong with it. Flaking, cracks, imperfections; those things make you notice it & how poorly it was set down. When it’s perfectly smooth or level, or whatever, it makes you not need to pay attention to it. Similarly people tend to not notice unobtrusive Patreon links on webpages, especially if they are too busy enjoying the lovingly crafted content. So calling attention to them helps a struggling creator monetize their efforts. It’s similar to driving on a nice stretch of road. When there are no potholes you don’t have to think about what you’re driving on.
It’s also easy to forget that every discipline has levels of excellence you can achieve. Even if you are a humble mason you can refine your craft the way Reggie’s forebears did. Though that excellence might go unnoticed & unappreciated it’s still worth striving for.