Most definitely the former, as a listener I think I'm doing fine.
I guess I can give you the backstory now, when I made the post I had been approached by some folks / netlabel, but it seemed flimsy and I didn't have much a good feeling about it. I figured some of the posters here may have the kind of experience to guide me and help me make a sound decision.
I've since then declined, but I'm still very interested to hear if anyone has something to share.
(And I realize there may be some uneasiness about this being a specific label's forum, the watchful eye of @12k! or you know, not asking anyone to bite the hand that feeds them either...)