With the new systems the processing fee is just more visible and hence might stop people from pledging - especially in the 1$ - 2$ range. However the service costs remain almost identical.
I've looked ad EEVblogs eevBLAB #42 Patreon rant. He is showing his numbers at 4:45.
According to Dave, Patreon charged him with ~12% for the entire service.
Looking at this raw data, I deduct Patreon's cut in % remains unchanged:
- Patreon still deducts a %5 fee from the creator.
- The processing fee was previously payed by the creator and is now added onto of the pledge:
i.e. 20$ pledge + 0.35$ + 0.58$ = 20.93$ => ~5%.
Yes, charging 0.35$ multiple times is wrong. That sed I assume this practice was previously hidden and is now obvious.