By the way, having agents recommend revisions before accepting you is normal. They learn two things by doing this: 1) whether or not you'll be easy to work with and 2) how quickly you can do the work. Keep in mind that if you sell to a traditional publisher, you WILL have to make revisions. I've seen authors not get second contracts after they dug their heels in and refused to make the changes. You don't have to take all the editor's recommendations, but it's always a good idea to at least discuss the ones you don't agree with. Publishers put a ton of money into editing, marketing, printing, and distribution, and it's in their best interest to have books they are able to sell.