I agree 100%! I think a “super easy” and “super obvious” follow system could lead to more people eventually making the jump to being patrons.
The #1 thing I hear from people who support my work in other ways but haven’t signed up on Patreon is that they don’t quite “get” the site. The reasons for “why” vary, but I think if I could tell them, “No worries, I felt the same way too at first, just click the FOLLOW button and you’ll get a feel for it in no time at all!” that could really help.
Especially if combined with the ability to send a message JUST to your followers, which I don’t think we can do right now?