In 2022, I published or co-published five variable fonts.
Three through Font of the Month Club, currently starting at $24:
Two co-published multi-script variable expansions:
- Fit Devanagari, designed by Kimya Gandhi (wdth; €49)
- Roslindale Cyrillic, designed by Jovana Jocić (opsz, wght, ital; $150)
In 2021, the count was six.
I can only speak for myself, but not much of a slowdown over here, not too many “toy fonts” (aside from Fit), and hopefully accessibly priced (discounted licenses are also available).