Speak for yourself.
AdSense is paying for the time I spent developing a site beginning back in 1996. Thanks to the monetization of niche content, I'm able to keep the site online, despite costs. Purely content, evergreen, to use EFV's term, created before AdSense or any such scheme existed. ROI.
You're painting an awfully broad stroke with that brush. If the charges had merit, I suspect Google would be right there behind you with an even bigger broom.