...thanks to the collectivist cooperative global patronage.
And the problem with any collective endeavor is that most people are morons.
No, seriously. Unless you have very strict bars to entry (and even if), statistically a big portion, even a majority, of a given group is composed of people with little understanding of whatever is being discussed, often driven to participate by herd mentality alone.
And if you enforce very strict bars to entry, you end up losing the collective approach as the group of participants is reduced.
I do see the value in collective initiatives, but the prevalence of the aforementioned problem makes them hard to implement.
We see this quite often with things like Greenlight or Kickstarter, where hype and popularity have often had more weight in the decission making of the community than hard work and quality, resulting in rather unfair results all around, which would be contrary to the idea of being rewarded for the actual effort put into the product.
A true solution to these issues, if one exists, is probably a combination of politics, technology, and, above all, social awareness and responsibility.
That last one is the hard one, though.