RE: $129 auto posts?
Well time is an interesting way to try to judge the value of a post, it's really not a concern.
How a post is created is of little interest to me, nor is the time spent on it.
Someone may edit a piece of art, or a boring blog post for hours, it doesn't make it more interesting.
I upvote some of the posts you have listed, because they present interesting or relevant information.
Just as I don't pay for music based on how long it took to write the song, but rather whether or not I want to listen to the song. Novels are printed for distribution with automation, the 3rd print editions still sell at the price the market will support, not on the effort it took to print them.
No matter how many hours a Janitor works he/she likely isn't going to make more than a well organized CEO.
Effort just isn't a factor.
Please see NFTs and other examples.