Does anyone else feel like the Konrath comments here are a little on the rude side? Dude's a member here, and even if he wasn't he's a writer, and that first rule is about respect (or maybe it was You do not talk about AW...I always forget. )
Honestly, no, I don't find him rude. I find his posts as straightforward as anyone else who is passionate about what they believe. If he's expressing surprise regarding people's steadfast defense of traditional publishing, then I honestly think he's surprised.
Mind you, I do believe his experiences in the self-publishing field tend towards the unique, and I don't always agree with some of the things he's espousing. First-time novelists putting their books up, for instance. Ugh. I understand his logic, but I don't agree with it. Yet, I've always found his 'how-to' posts and blogs to be very informative and founded in experience.
Sheryl, I really doubt he's terribly worried about getting future contracts at this point. I would be. You would be. But, I don't think he is.