Those look like a lot of excuses.
First, the publisher got paid $21600 with no work - they got it with LESS work than with adsense because I'm doing any work involved. The publishers simply cash the checks.And when they have questions, they can call my toll free number and speak to me (or email me) - not deal with the nonsense support problems I see people posting here with adsense questions - questions posted that don't get answered for days on end.
What work do I do for my $14K cut? Precious little. I bet I do less than 2 hours a month on average, for that money.
think some go for the 9200 on "auto pilot" and would rather put their effort in creating another 9200 auto pilot by having another successful site (and a next one after that etc.).
Really man, do the math. Person A makes $21600, while adsense person B makes $9200 and is doing the work to make another $9200 - and IF they're lucky, they've done twice the work and STILL aren't making as much money. That's the argument for adsense here?
If you want to throw in the work dealing with the advertisers, then you need to compare the $9200 with adsense with $36,000, not $21600.
I get the answer to my rhetorical question. The answer is, "I'm getting paid $9200 instead of $21,600 because I'm lazy". Perhaps seeing the numbers in black and white makes some folks a little less lazy. When people say you can make more money not using adsense, it's not a little bit more money - it's a lot more money.