It points out the problems I have always had with these kinds of surveys (whether it involves authors/publishing or any other area of life where people love to do surveys) – inclusion/exclusion, self-reporting/voluntary, inaccuracies/puffery from respondents, conclusions that don’t fit the data, etc. Specifically, who was allowed to participate, lumping all types of writing into one box, ignoring writer productivity, etc.
I particularly like the pointing out that writers have NEVER been paid what they think they should be since the printing press was invented.
At any rate, a reminder about critical thinking when reading any surveys – don’t assume they’ve been done properly and then go ranting off into the sunset. 😉