not deflated at all
i think it all comes down to a matter of perspective and goals... i'm not even saying i know what i think about this just yet. but let me ask this:
you said: "legit e-zine or endeavor"... what makes one thing more legit than the other? audience? money? backing? not sure. is it the process of being selected or edited? i'd be interested to hear more of your thoughts on this steve, as i know you've been around this area for a while.