I know I keep promising I'll write more about my reasons for self-publishing, but the work-in-progress continues to call, and I continue to stumble upon articles by other writers who say it so much better than I could. Here's one in particular that explains it so well (not surprising--given that it was written by Hugh Howey, author of the bestselling WOOL).
Here's the link, from Salon: Self-Publishing is the Future and Great for Writers
Thanks to fellow writer Robert Gregory Browne for posting the article on his Facebook page for me to stumble upon. ;-)