True enough! What WordPress doesn’t have is a built in audience. A brand new blogger with no audience can post to a WordPress site and look at the stats for that day and see all the crickets. Great stats, no readers.
Here, a new blogger can reach out to a publication and build an audience really quickly.
BUT — I sure do wish Medium had the kind of stats WordPress has. I used to post regularly asking them to fix the stats here, but it mostly falls on deaf ears. *sigh*