Indeed. I occasionally get $5 buyers (on one of my gig, this gets you 10 words) and the disappointment is palpable. “Why,” they exclaim with the mighty feebleness of someone who doesn’t read gig descriptions, “this doesn’t blow me out of the water. You should have explained this before!”
“Oh, but I did. Here’s a revision that took me 2 seconds. It’s only 10 words for $5, genius. You want the article you were hoping for, pony up the extra bucks or leave a bad review that I’ll just get Customer Support to remove because you’re wrong.”
(Note: do not actually say this. Just let them insult you. More wood for the funeral pyre they’re building, so to speak.)
EDIT: in case anyone’s wondering why I have a miserly 10 word limit on that gig, it’s because I reduced it from I think 400, to 300, then 100. 100 got too many ANGRY reviews about short articles, so I reduced it to 50. That got plenty of compound orders because the next price point was too high (and even when I adjusted, I still got compound orders that paid me more than the gig extra! [lulz]). I could have left it there, but 10 words prevents all those issues and leaves me with the terminally hard-of-reading, who don’t even have a peg-leg to stand on). And buyers who aren’t ‘blown out of the water’ and feel compelled to mention it aren’t really insulting me–they’re just guaranteeing that icy professionalism is in place of what could have been a mutual attempt to improve whatever the copy was. Who really loses here, hm?