don't you just loooove how subjective the search for an agent is? it's really fascinating. but I suppose it is just a representation(lol) of how everyone has different tastes. in a way, agents are mind readers and soothsayers. they are gauging what an editor is going to like or not like and then sort through their slush to find just that thing. I don't envy their job. they are eternally dating. they are in search for the manuscript that they fall in love with so they can parade it all around and defend it or build it up when it is taking a hit. I myself hate dating so that is another reason I wouldn't want their job. but they must because each day they put on their date night undies and dig through the slush. they are optimists. good for them. keep up the good work all of you out there! all that "dating" will pay off.