1. Stephanie Meyer can now nonchalantly disregard any snubs made against her, or her work from atop a large pile of fangirl-soiled book, movie, and product money.
It can be safely assumed no matter what anyone says to the negative of any one facet of her work, she couldn't care the southern end of a northbound rat. If she wanted to care, she has the cash to drop for a number of gold-plated rat parts to hang over her writing desk. Therefore, we can all go ahead and freely bash or dribble over anything attributed to her works while she buys shiny rat parts she can mount brass plates under describing the very things we say that she doesn't care about.
2. Fangirls (and their mothers) - being the majority share of commerce for the series - have already displayed themselves in public to the level their predecessors did when the Beatles were in town.
Add images shown in search engines number over 100K of crappy Twilight-themed tatoos etched about a back, boob, ass, ankle, or parts hidden displayed on the internet. Add the fact that celebrity geeks like Kevin Smith and others have also made snide comments about these drooling or damning individuals. Decorum was thrown out the window; allowances, mad money, and funds acquired by more demeaning means were spent in mass consumption. The money is proof. Also, have you ever challenged a Twilight fan on their fandom? You might as well ask a Trekkie to provide contrast as to which is better - Star Trek or Star Wars - and expect a short answer that wasn't already pre-determined for such an occasion.
3. Writers of vamp lore have never once mentioned words like 'glitter' or 'sparkle' unless they reference what the ashes are doing when sunlight was applied.
I firmly believe Bram Stoker would have slapped Meyer for the insult. Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó would have kicked Robert Pattinson's arse up around his earlobes before sending him back to doing bit parts in movies (i.e.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
4. Authors who snub Twilight realize that the only reason why this series got picked up was because of an Agency, a Publisher, and the resources they have at their disposal knew they could polish a turd to a higher shine than the lion shit Jamie Hyneman polished on Mythbusters.
They were also in bed with movie production companies, product creation firms, and advertising sense that made guys like me want to buy Burma Shave before I even knew what the hell it was. Authors know the quality of the work, because when we all picked it up looking for a morsel of how-to knowledge, we realized the same thing: 451 degrees farenheit.
Quoting Stephen King via wikipedia:
'Comparing Meyer to J. K. Rowling, Stephen King stated, "the real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good." King went on to say that "people are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual"'.
Case in point: we ALL want to be insulted by Stephen King this way if it means never having to say 'I quit' again. Think of what can be implicated in this statement...
5. We're writing for the soul-satisfying art, for writing's sake, and not for what placates demand from paying customers.
"Sour grapes" don't even enter into it. Sales are nice, but only matter when we've put out 5-6 books and the units don't move.
Fucking well stop getting so pissy when people have something to say about a book - A BOOK - that you like. Or admonish an author when they snub a reader for their choices. The reader certainly isn't reading the author's writing, because they're too choked up over things they haven't got a handle on themselves, and are too remorseful about it to do something constructive to rectify the issue. Instead, they sympathize with a fictitious character's plight and long for the ability to climb into the book like Gumby and give that character a cuddle.
Sports games have fans on both sides rooting for each team. There's no sportsmanship, otherwise. The same applies to writing; you either loved it or hated it, and everyone has their opinion.
To cover the other side of the argument, I personally welcome negative publicity for anything I happen to write or produce. I use that information to my advantage, or my amusement, or my profitability due to the mass word-of-mouth advertisement that sates the cravings of my blackened, cynical heart.
For those that like my work, I love you and hugs all round. For the rest, there's MasterCard. Go buy yourself something nice and get screwed by the credit card fees...