OK, so it appears I might not get the whole political undertones of the previous post, but I have to agree about the support from others. Maybe they will all come out of the woodwork once something more firm is proposed....who knows.
But, I do think there needs to be a reality check here as well. While there are 51k members, how many of these have actually been active over the last 3 months? How many of these would buy the book? I think you would be struggling to sell 500 books, let alone 1000 or 2000, so the price will reflect this. As for POD (and based on Blurb), I would say you won't get away with a book for less then $50