Making things is work. Work takes time. Time is valuable. It sounds like you're pretty young so I don't blame you for not understanding, but creators charging a very small amount of money for the hours and hours of work they do isn't a bad thing. The money they charge allows them to create the content you like. The fact that they create content on their own time is an argument in favor of paying them, not against. They don't have to make stuff, just like you don't *have* to pay for it.
idk what’s up with that belittling tone, because i’m deffo old enough to understand how it is to work hard for this stuff, more than enough. do you think i don’t spend a lot time on the stuff i make? i spend hours and hours on it. heck, i sometimes am busy a whole day just perfecting that one little thing nobody is probably going to notice, but i just want to be happy with the things i make so i try my best and take the time it needs because i want to release content people can enjoy. but do i feel like i deserve money for it? hell no. i am the one deciding i want to create content, so others can enjoy it, i’m not going to force people to pay for it because i decided i wanted to be a custom content creator. but it seems like you are the one not understanding that. it’s a choice a creator makes for themselves, they want to create content, but they shouldn’t be the one to say ‘hey dude, u gotta pay up for this because i spent my precious time on it’.
why not give people the option to donate? ‘hey you don’t need to do this, but if you appreciate me i would be super grateful!’ give people the freedom to make the decision and honestly, i would feel a thousand times better getting money via donations than via patreon, because it’s literally someone going out of their way to say ‘hey you are cool and i appreciate you and you deserve this’ instead of the ‘well i want this thing so i guess i gotta pay up’.
also, ‘the money they charge allows them to create the content you like’. you’re joking right? i really hope you are. blender = free. sims 4 studio is a program a ton of people worked hard on and wow.. it’s free. photoshop you can get for free in some way, and even then there’s gimp, which is, once again, free. you literally do not need any money whatsoever to create content. the only thing you are paying for is a computer of some sorts (which i guess u already have so that’s no problem) and ur internet and the sims game, which you already have if you are deciding to be a creator. damn.