Good job insulting all free photographers by calling them creepers.
Also, sure, editing takes up a lot of time, but you know what ELSE takes a lot of time? Making a costume. A LOT of time and money, but you don't see me going around everywhere charging photographers to take my picture.
This hobby is a two-way street. Sure, there are places where professional photographers can go to get paid, but in my opinion, cons are not the right place. Are you getting permission from the convention to make a profit off of them?
I stand firm by the opinion that the only people that are going to be paying that much are ignorant newbies, and taking advantage of people new to the hobby is just not right in my opinion.