Self-publishing is not for everyone. It's like doing anything yourself. Do you want to take the time and effort to do something yourself, or have someone else do it for you. Of course, it's more involved than that with self-publishing, because you're not just building something for yourself, you're building something -- something that is an inherent piece of you -- for multiple people, an audience.
There are proponents and detractors aplenty in both camps of traditional VS self-publishing, and a plethora of articles and opinion pieces and new ones popping up every day. And I have always told myself that I will not be drawn into those, that I will read, absorb and learn from the best portions of both. But when I read the particular one that got me to write this post... Well, it just got to my fucking goat!