I never implied #1 was available to VL, I did state, however: #1 is available to the community when community members choose a distro.
Again; I never suggested VL become commericial. However, I am suggesting that VL think outside the box and simply apply proven commerical principal where it can be applied. I just want VL to take a look at what makes the Brown Distro and others such a success, or pick their brain if you like, and then take the meat from that success and apply what ever small measure works to VL; reverse engineering is no stranger to Linux.
Perhaps I'm not reading your post correctly, but it seems to me your guaging your entire argument on the enterprize fraility of VL and not on the community at large. Many distros, more succesful than VL, suffer many of the same VL faults you post here. VL users currently participating on this forum must suffer from these VL delinquents, and yet somehow enjoy the VL model and experience. I suggest there are many more like us in the community that simply need awaking to the possibilities of VL.