Fallout was awesome, but I can't remember if it's as angsty as Water. Read it ages ago. :SAs for the published authors, I think it's got something to do with the whole publishing/preparing the book process. I mean, their editors will make them rewrite stuff over and over again. While you don't see that with fanfic authors. They don't have anyone telling them you gotta do "this and that" differently. Betas suggest, and help out, but the author's word is the law.
I've never even posted on this site before, just been a casual lurker but I HAD to comment and say that this is one of the best D/s stories I have EVER read, of any genre. Hot diggetty damn!