Note to self: Do NOT ask Forby to "say a few words" at my wedding anniversary!
While I agree with everything you've said here, you may wanna point out that every major "pro" started out somewhere, many have humble beginnings self-publishing very VERY questionable titles. So, however improbable, it is possible. Unlikely? Yes. Extremely Difficult? You bet! But it can happen.
Still, great article filled with a lot of "Need-to-be-said-and-I'll-tell-you-if-no-one-else-will" information.
And this right here,
This made the entire article for me, man!it'll probably end up on Sci-Fi starring Dean Cain, if not direct to video and never heard from again. (Burn!) Stop it. I'm being serious.