I agree that the reviewers are helpful as well. My last soft rejection the reviewer pointed out a deprecated function I was using in my code. I updated it to the newer function, resubmitted and it was approved. Thank you reviewers for working hard to make sure only quality items are approved, you are much appreciated!
But this is something that should be communicated by staff if it’s a serious issue. You are clearly ticked off as it gleams from what you wrote. This thread is asking for more criticism and you will see that nothing positive will come of it. Do you think many people will come say “sorry” for expressing their feelings that they felt when they were rejected? Just create a policy so you can quickly remove the threads if it’s that big of an issue.
A rant thread was written to bash other rant threads. Nothing good will come of this to be honest and should be removed. Just sayin
EDIT: But while we are on it, let’s use those other rant threads to pat the author on the back and tell them to keep trying.
Rejections aren’t fun, but looking back I’m glad my first item was rejected. My next one came out so much better
I disagree with allowing authors to set the price. This would invite pricing battles and they may get lower than they are now.
You are welcome to ask for a price increase and many times they will do it, but this marketplace provides a lot of value. I sell plugins on my own site for $50 – $799 per license, but I get much less volume of traffic than I do for my plugins here. I also love the fact that there are so many affiliates that share your item once it is posted, you almost immediately get 1st page google ranking if you write your description just right because of all the quality backlinks that affiliates are doing.
Just my opinion – as a buyer and an author I hope they keep their roots of offering quality plugins for affordable prices
EDIT: regarding your comment about support – Envato is planning to introduce support packs sometime next year. This will limit item support to 1 year at purchase and people can buy additional support packs. I prefer this for our plugins than raising the prices.
Submitted my best selling item! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to give back, it’s a win win for all