Yeah, I get that. Especially compared to other industries (though the European market is much better for comics). It's too bad. I think you guys would be phenomenal at it. I'd love to get you two on a short sometime though.
It really is. I'd suggest checking into publishers like Soleil or Dargard or the like. Not sure what their deal looks like, but the publishing schedule is better as is the production quality. Print runs seem astronomically better too.