You see that's the thing.. in my case, I've clearly stated my scheduled updates to be twice a month (on the 11th and 25th) and I've even mentioned it a couple of times (in the first episode as a disclaimer, on the episode scheduler and in the description).
And like I've mentioned in the original post, this is the response given Some readers JUST don't bother to read and it's very telling.
I do agree with your first statement! It's not worth it to chase those readers so it might be better to focus on the ones who are patiently waiting
It's a matter of what the creator wants to do with the story, no? Sure B&W will cut down the time and doing one shots are easier but if that isn't the way the author wants to tell their story, they won't be satisfied with it anyways. I do get that to some creators, the story is more important than the medium but, for others (like me), I care about the medium almost as much, if not more than the story. In hindsight, I could have made more episodes before I released them and I regret making the teaser release with a specific date but it's too late to turn back now