Personally, I think it's moot. I voted to delete the question because the case is very specific to the asker, and very much a personal choice that will be subject to debate.
But to give feedback, I'd say the indication that this isn't an answer as much as a comment is that you ask two very meaningful questions in the course of giving the answer (is this a livable wage? can you telecommute?) - if this was a conversation between two people, you would certainly providing helpful and meaningful input for the question asker - in my dream world for this as a conversation, he'd answer, you'd provide more thoughts, and he'd find an answer to his problem.
The problem is, this a Q&A site, not a conversation. You can certainly ask for this kind of clarification in comments - but the answer should be solid enough that any person with the same question could get value out of your answer. As it is, they'd have to write you, answer your questions, get your feedback and then have an answer - it doesn't fit the format of the site.
Being fair, I don't think you're the problem - this started as a very personal "what should I do with my job?" question, and it wasn't a good fit in the first place, so it's hardly surprising that the answer you could provide was also not a good fit.
Thanks for trying, though.