Right, in CONCACAF they do it for the money, and they don't do it for the money in UEFA.
"CONCACAF also has tried to incentivize clubs, particularly Mexico and MLS, starting last year by awarding $1.2 million in prize money: $500,000 to the winner, $300,000 to the runner-up and $200,000 each to the losing semifinalists.
This was in addition to the $40,000 CONCACAF paid to each team per road game, starting in 2008. Zubiria said that money has increased over the years, but said he didn’t know exactly how much."
"As of 2018–19, the fixed amount of prize money paid to the clubs is as follows:
Preliminary qualifying round: €230,000
First qualifying round: €280,000
Second qualifying round: €380,000
Third qualifying round: €480,000 (Only for clubs eliminated from the champions path, since clubs eliminated from the league path qualify directly for the UEFA Europa League group stage and therefore benefit from its distribution system.)
Base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
Group match victory: €2,700,000
Group match draw: €900,000
Round of 16: €9,500,000
Losing finalist: €15,000,000
Winning the Final: €19,000,000
This means that at best, a club can earn €82,450,000 of prize money under this structure, not counting shares of the qualifying rounds, play-off round and/or the market pool."
Seriously, the argument you are using to deride the CCL can be easily applied to the CPL and Canadian soccer in general. CPL and Canadian soccer aren't the best, so we should all just watch Brazil and Germany play, or La Liga, EPL, etc.
CCL, CPL, and the CMNT are not the best, but they are OURS! It's our local soccer and there is no shame in watching it.