I must say that Reputations 58 & 59 felt like forever...
But finally, I reached the 60!
After each reputation increase it becomes harder to increase the reputation, but I don't consider this as a problem as I will keep contributing...
I can say that this has a very positive impact on the authors. Although with the #newstem the rewards split is changed, and the author will receive a less percentage, with manually curation being brought up to a next level the rewards will be higher than before I expect.
Also authors are encouraged to curate too, which helps building a network, and of course increase the interaction between people.
Overall it looks like this #newsteem started a very positive flow... Hope it continues like this!
Now it is time to increase these stats ;)