First off, thanks for what you do. It's absolutely awesome and I very much appreciate it! Secondly, we all hate the haters too. They didn't have anything important to say anyway and if you need to block that then so be it. rock on.
Oh wow. You got rid of a ton of really great stock. I wish I'd seen this earlier, so I could have saved some of it!
I'll just toss my 2 cents here. I almost always start figural work by deciding on a pose and working it as far as I can from imagination. But more often than not, I need to grab some reference in order to work out one thing or another -- a foreshortened arm, a hand gesture, etc. Finding the right stock can be a laborious task, and interrupts the work flow, so my favorite stock artists are the ones who post tons of poses. From my point of view, redundancy and subtle nuance between and among the selection is fantastic, because it allows me to find just the right pose that I need.
In short, I'm bummed out that you've winnowed down your selection!
Those sets will be replaced at some point, I just didn't like the quality of them. They were really poor and grainy, and I felt like they were unprofessional. I still have my bow and I can borrow the sword from the props department again, and now that I have my new camera with a faster shutterspeed, I can do even better stuff.