A god complex is an unshakable belief characterized by consistently inflated feelings of personal ability, privilege, or infallibility. A person with a god complex may refuse to admit the possibility of their error or failure, even in the face of complex or intractable problems or difficult or impossible tasks, or may regard their personal opinions as unquestionably correct. The individual may disregard the rules of society and require special consideration or privileges.
I love books as much as anyone but thinking about them as some sort of scripture or indispensability that requires protection from the vulnerabilities inherent of a capitalistic market is ignoring the basic need of the industry to cater to the consumer rather than the consumer catering to the industry. It’s that kind of superiority that distanced the publishing houses from the will of the people in the first place and led to the condescension of the editor toward the general populace. Come back down to earth.
…or maybe it was a joke? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯