This kinda thing would be great for people who want their work shown world wide. Even though you don't make any money from it.
Err. I think I'm starting to get all the threads mixed up in my mind.
I spend too much time here.
While what you said is somewhat true microstock sites are not bad for those photos of yours that really are not 'stand alone' or what not. Most companies will go with microstock site for general photos to use. If they are willing to pay a real stock company most likely they will just get a photographer to shoot exactly what they want. Also.. if you practiced taking a bunch of pictures of toothpicks in a light tent and have some nice ones but nothing that really 'means' anything and will just sit on your hard drive why not submit it to the microstock site and see if it sells. I am not saying send in your masterpieces to these places (which unfortunately some do) but if it is just sitting on your computer and won't ever go anywhere why not submit it? Someone might want it for a brochure or minor image. True you won't make much but more then it will sitting on your machine.
If you use Shutterstock, I think you only sell a single use license and you still own the rights to the image.
i would not use a microsite... or nanosite
I do not need the few pence, and I see no reason to sell images which are only worth a few pence. I mean, you have to sell hundreds of pics then to get a decent pizza, thousands to get a decent wine...
.. i prefer to have the chance to really sell some of my work for real money. and if it is not worth it, well then it will stay on my harddrive only
but that is just my personal preference. ..