First of all GoGo - NO I wasn't being disrespectful - read my post and you will see I said that you created some amazing photography! The one I picked on was just an example to show an inferior shot that had no value because it had several issues which anyone could pick up including yourself if you analyzed it. We all create a high percentage of throwaways especially now we are in the digital domain - so, no, I do respect you as a photographer.
Secondly, thanks Jim. I think your post was very constructive.
I don't expect someone to send me thousands of photos - I would suggest a theme or themes that fit into my gallery style and then see what they had available. So I know for example that I want to have a couple of shots of the Las Vegas strip - so someone would put up a handful of watermarked JPGs online, I'd find one that worked, we'd agree a price which I would send via PayPal and they would send me the Raw file and an letter of release by email.
Maybe then I would have need for a picture of Monument Valley, UT - same process.
I think that you are correct that it might be better targeted at semi-pros rather than what might be assumed to be the typical LULA audience but I suspect that many LULA participants may fall into that demographic.