Your anecdote isn't data.
So should it be illegal to offer people shitty jobs?
Well, that is the logic behind minimum wage laws.
I now have to constantly browse at -1 because poor modding often results in the most insightful and worthwhile comments ending up at -1
I don't know that I've seen too many insightful (or even useful) comments at -1, but I browse at -1 because otherwise the threads don't make any sense: somebody posts a top-level comment, it gets downvoted to -1, and 50 people respond to tell him why he's wrong. With browsing set at 1, all I see are the responses.
Take an astronaut to launch.