Tom, if you "could really care less how much you make or not" why ask the question at all unless you're mining financial data for advertisers. But then why would an advertiser trust the data?
I remain an avid fan of AVSIM but cannot in good conscience take the survey. Sorry...
Mining data? Okay... I think that is funny. If we were mining data, we would make the results invisible and ask for some seriously more important information than that of your income. The data is publicly displayed, anonymously, and everyone, including vendors, see it.
I don't care what your income is, or not. The industry, in GENERAL terms
does. If the community is totally unemployed and everyone makes less than $10K a year, there isn't much of a future for business in this hobby, is there? Simple solution. You made the right decision... Don't take the survey.