People with any common sense at all do not volunteer their time to run a convention for free.Okay, yes, joke all you want about how obviously fans have no common sense, then come back and consider this seriously. This person more or less is saying that volunteering is Bad, and you should only do things if you are Getting Paid. Think what the implications of this are. As I commented there, if that becomes the prevailing attitude, then you can say goodbye to most of the genre conventions in favor of a handful of Creation-type shows.
Remember, I've encountered people at conventions who believe this completely. They're convinced that folks like me are making Big Bucks, because nobody would ever work to organize these events unless they were Getting Paid. And when I say that it's non-profit, I'm a volunteer, and the books are open, they do the wink-wink-nudge-nudge thing and say that of course we're lying so we can hide the money from the IRS. Like all good conspiracy theories, it's impossible to disprove, because all proof is part of the cover-up.