Perhaps you should consider getting a new vocabulary? Evidently, you aren't using the pet names in an endearing way. In fact, it feels a little patronizing. I hope that makes sense, bud.
And you do? Are you going to be their advisor? Do you have the qualifications to tell the people in charge of Aetherlight what to do with their money?
For that matter, I'm sure they're putting this in God's hands as well. This has been a faith-centered project for a long time and I know God is still working through it. He can use a subscription model just as he has used an episodic model.
Okay. I suppose you would be the expert on that one.
There are such things as anonymous donors. And even if they aren't anonymous, do they really have to put their names out on the internet for everybody to see? You seem like you don't think the people in charge of Aetherlight are trustworthy.
The marketing team doesn't have to give the names if its participants either. Even if they would, who are you to judge whether they will do a good job? That remains to be seen. Your speculation of inevitable doom is entirely that--speculation.
My chair isn't very cushiony, I am not wearing a sweater (it's summer, bro), and I haven't worked on my latest book in about three weeks. You got me on the "sipping tea" part, though. That's one out of four, but I'm sure you'll get there eventually, bucko.
Everybody else has said what I want to say in a far better way, so I'll leave it at that. In case you skimmed the posts above, go back and read them again. They're worth your time.
Counselor Eerie turns MMA coach? Nobody saw that one coming.