I bust my @ss working a full time job, raising a family, and running in whatever free time available. I think even elite runners should have to find their own jobs and do the same. This is how it was back in the 50s,60s. Now elite athletes feel entitled to get appearance fees and the like.
1. A lot of this money is being siphoned off to East Africans.
2. I care more about the runner who busted his @ss like I am mine to get where he is than a guy riding on comfy accommodations like Rupp or other training group.