I will update this post after the hearing, or potentially during the hearing if network is accessible. I expect that my opinions will not get much traction, since the Patent Office isn’t a big fan of small inventors, but I do intend to express my dislike of the huge increases in RCE fees & Appeal fees.
I would much rather have the fees shifted to either larger patents (e.g. patent size fees increased by a lot more) or shifted to maintenance fees. If you have opinions about the fees, and want to have input, attend a hearing, or write to the Patent Office. Let your voice be heard.