Just telling it like it is! Editors try their best, offer feedback when they, help authors with pieces that are on the fence, suggest better homes for pieces that don’t fit, and try to leave nobody waiting too long.
It’s not about you, or me, or anyone else. It’s no popularity contest, either.
Kudos to you for getting on here and making some extra bucks, I do the very same, and that means I also deal with other editors — and having sat where they sat — I don’t expect anything from them. Anything they do give me, including publishing my work, is a bonus!
Good luck with the pub!