Mass rebellion?

Richard Smith about “Peer reviewers—time for mass rebellion?” citing a colleague

“I never peer review. Why would I waste my time reviewing crummy research when I can be doing my own research? What’s more, I’m funded to do research and am rewarded for it. Nobody either funds me to review or rewards me for doing it.”

As always an excellent opinion piece. Didn’t medRxiv and bioRxiv show in 2020 that we don’t need pre publication review anymore?