I'm not sure where to post this, but I need to ask the experts for an opinion before I act like a total jerk. Yesterday I emailed 2 publishers to cancel some pre-orders. I got a response from a publisher (not CD, of course) saying "pretty strapped for cash right now" and that he will contact the publisher for an update on the book (that I pre-ordered years ago).

So here's my question. My gut reaction is that I don't want the book; it's not a question of when it will be published, and, unfortunately, it's not my problem if you're strapped for cash. Am I being unreasonable? I wouldn't be that blunt and rude in my response, but that's the basic sentiment. Thoughts?