Node deleted

Good afternoon every body.

I made a test node about two months ago. After some initial start problems I made it to work properly and after two months of traffic without any issues, I obtained exactly no reward at all. This is surely not normal. Therefore I deleted it and probably will have to recuperate my losses in a another ways.
It is till not clear to me who uses this network and for what. Still not clear when the tokens can be swapped, if you get any.
So far it has been a learning experience, very frustrating learning experience.