and thank you for your welcoming and considered message.
It's true that I barely know the ropes yet, but nothing you say surprises me much. Someone backing my story and telling me they've mult-starred it will not receive an automatic quid pro quo - it's only likely to encourage me to take a look at their work if and when I have the time, and then I will respond to it honestly.
I don't even know, really, how 'backing' works, whether it is more valid at particular times of the month or not - indeed, I don't really know very well how any of it works, I think. I'll get there eventually.
I am very grateful for your message, and look forward to being more in touch anon.