Well ... that's the downside to Gamification ... everyone's so intent on getting the Swag for playing the Uber game that they forget that they are not making any money.
Actually, don't believe anything that Uber or Lyft tells you ... the following are all lies:
In the end, everything Uber does is to reward themselves ... on a positive note - Uber just lost $5.2Billion last quarter (https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20793793/uber-5-billion-quarter-loss-profit-lyft-traffic-2019) ... so I wouldn't expect them to give any raises to drivers anytime soon
- You're in a busy area, expect trips soon
- Premium trip likely
- Accept more trips to get gold, platinum, diamond (status that is ... not worth sh*t IRL)
- Lower fares mean more trips
I agree with you and I was hoping to see just how active the weekday are for driving at night.
I usually drive Friday & Saturday's from 10 PM - 2 AM or so and it's been a great experience for me.