I did not take a potshot at your chapbook (which I ordered). I have never, to my knowledge talked shit about anyone that did not start the slinging. Truth is that I have no taste for conflict and would rather get along with most people.
I was just making a comment, which maybe should not have been on this thread, but it popped into my mind. Reading fees are something that I personally find offensive. Much like vanity publishing, I feel that it exploits young poets. If Bukowski, Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, Merwin, etc sent a submission to any of these folks, without the fee, would the poems be rejected unread? Of course not. They would do like anyone would do and accept them. The only people that end up paying the fee, in my opinion, are people that have little to no change of being published (famous poets, friends of the publisher and those published in the past are usually exempt too). These are also the very same people that are discouraged after paying for the honor (Plus, I am not qualified to critique poetry. Either it works for BoSP, or it does not. Nothing personal. Why should Mr Young Poet take my advice on what to change so that the poem is something that I would have written? He should not. Poetry is not art by committee.) I don't think that your publisher is trying to rip people off (and there is nothing dishonest about it anyway.) Anyone going in either knows what the deal is of they find out soon. I actually like the idea of getting less submissions as it takes up a lot of time.
Plus, at the ends of the day, it is just my opinion and very few people even give a shit about what I think.
p.s. To add to what Jordan said, I also try to sell out my editions (or give them away) and do not, nor will I ever sell any titles above the publication price. Others may resell my titles at rare book prices (which is cool), but it will not be me. There is one publisher that I know of that printed a Bukowski piece in 1992, but then never released it. 20+ years later (after it is erroneously listed as an A item, when it was still unpublished at the time of the biblio), the publisher starts selling them for $79 a piece. This piece was NEVER released in the 90's and is a bit of a manufactured rarity. Some people paid hundreds of dollars early on. the more copies that they sell, the less each copy is worth. It was SOOOO rare because the publisher had every single copy of the piece until about 2 years ago.