I notice this is a posted rather a while ago, but im very sorry to hear that you have encountered rude comments regarding the price of your art. It is completely your decision to price and adopt whatever you want, and I agree that you arent forcing anyone to buy it, and people dont need to go out of their way to say that your art is overpriced. I can respect their opinions, but if they comment rather rudely, it makes me angry inside that someone, instead of simply moving on with their life, decides to kick an artist in the gut and say their art is not worth what it is, and moreover probably making the artist upset somewhere in the deepest depths of their kind hearts. it is a blessing to have artists share their creativity through adoptables.
I actually think that this adoptable is very cute and the art is very pretty, considering the art is part of the purchase. the coloring and shading especially appeals to me, since its one of my weaker spots. also, sometimes its inspirational to have a rather simple yet cute adopt, since sometimes we may stress ourselves into super tiny intricate details too much (nothing against such adopts though, its nice to see a change in design complexity sometimes!). this post as a whole itself is very motivational for fellow artists, that we can, and should, price our art depending on our own judgments, since the artist is the only one who truly knows how much time and effort went into the adoptable. im really glad this adoptable sold, because it shows rude commenters how some people are happily willing to purchase these "overpriced" adoptables. And its even worse when they start "pitying" the buyer of the adoptable for being ripped off, the buyer should also have the right to believe they are getting their moneys worth. Some people are able to point out overpricing without being rude, which is fine by me. however, some people decide to go around upsetting both the artist and buyer by rather rudely interjecting, just because an adoptable is overpriced in their standards.
I apologize for the rather long comment and for filling in your inbox, but I felt the need to get that out of my system. thank you so much for being such a motivational artist and person in general.