(what can I say; I am pretty touchy, LOL)
Ha ha! I hear ya. I'm the same.
I wonder if the low number of pottery sellers also has to do with the shipping. Not only is it costly and discourages online shopping, it's fragile too. If something breaks in transit, buyers typically expect sellers to absorb that. Whereas, if you buy something in person and you drop it on the way to the car, oh well. That's your problem.
Shipping is such an issue. Canada is sooooo big and our people are spread out compared to smaller countries. I wonder if we should start a thread about shipping strategies, tips, and tricks!