You’re very welcome, Palessa — I’m so glad you enjoyed it! To be honest, I wrote that response more as a piece of boilerplate text, expressing feelings that many writers have expressed to me in private chats and IMs. I felt it was high time somebody said, out loud, what so many of us are feeling. Now that I’ve said it, I’m done. You’re absolutely right; that kind of negativity just isn’t worth the time.
Thank you, again, for reading, and for your wonderful comments. I’ve already got more articles like this one in the works. Watch this space!