For the record, I don't think POD is bad, per se. However, I think a great many people are duped by POD companies because they don't understand the extreme limitations and liabilities placed on these companies. As a result they come away from the experience disillusioned and bitter. This is why I feel it's vital that the POD paradigm be fully exposed. Knowlege is power and the more information writers have, the better able they are to make smart choices. As it is, I still see writers who make mistake after mistake, and I can only shake my head and wish they'd been in less of a hurry to publish and more patient about finding a solid publisher who can get their books to market.I do think 'POD is bad' and 'This publisher is not likely to suceed on a POD scale' are very different. There are people here who buy, write and publish POD and are successful in that context and on that scale.