R' Of Course,
You are certainly entitled to your opinion.
I'd argue that if i said i was giving a lecture on the topic of kashrus of strawberries, and everyone showed up, and I discussed that Shushi is muktze on shabbos per the shulchan aruch (raw fish!!) that would be unfair.
my weekly kol mivaser shuir is not like that. it is, publicly and officially, a "kosher podcast" where i discuss what interests... me.
if it's things that are fascinating to others, (which it seems to be... B'H) that's wonderful. I wouldn't keep doing it unless it was enjoyable for me, and if people weren't listening, it wouldn't be.
Two more points:
1) i can tell from the number of listeners how interesting a shuir was. how many people listened? how many comments, email and voicemail? how many people hung up in the middle? how many new phone numbers called vs. the repeat listened, week over week? how many new consultations (and grand slam sales) did the shuir generate that week?
2) It's an issue with your perception, not the reality. you (reb of course) decided that it should be a certain way because in your mindset, that's how it should be. but real life is not that way, at least in this case.
if you decided that "it's unfair for malls to charge admission to enter", that would be your opinion. if everyone agrees with that opinion, and your local mall starts charging admission, it would fail because no one would enter. if, in fact, a $5 admission fee was charged, some people might stop shopping there.. while others might be glad to pay the $5 admission fee to have a better air conditioned mall, more parking, and free rides on the "merry go round" on the bottom floor.
Now, if the stores renting mall space started selling less because less people were coming, they would certainly complain. but if "richer" people kept coming, and came more often because there were no parking issues and because the mall is now paying a better cleaning crew to keep it spotless, and now has valet parking and bag service to your car, it is the "bottom line" that would be koveia if in fact, it was a good idea... or not.
since i'm the one who takes the time, to make the shuir each week, and baruch hashem do so profitably, "the market" has evidently voted with its feet (or phone calls...) and decided that they like what i have to offer. I don't know if it exists, but if anyone else is offering more edutainment (education that i entertaining) i'd be delighted to share or even give up the hard-earned title of the most listened to yiddish language business shmeese.
As a smart group of ivelters, i'm sure there are people behind their keyboard who may want to "shlug up" what I wrote... be my guests. "ain hamashal doem linimshal,, because..."
P.S. Thank you to those who did take the leap and invest in the Grand Slam! (it's cute that people are spending their hard earned money on a product based on the hours of lectures they have heard that "you feel" is too much about my heilige babeh a"h... :)
P.P.S. malls do charge admission in better areas. they just call it with a "shinui Hashem" so people don't get annoyed. it's called...
P.P.P.S. you should hear today's (over an hour long, "gradeh" no mention of bobbie, although I did mention the Ben Ish Chai and say a Short Dvar Torah near the end....!) shuir... with a sampler of the Grand Slam!