Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post

My earlier interest in photography was rekindled as an adult by photographing my daughter's childhood gymnastics. By the time she started competing nationally I was the semi-unofficial team photographer. People offered cash for my expenses, but I learned very quickly that if you accept payment you have just sold the right to complain. Life is too short for that.
This doesn't mean that the grips expressed here by the pros that are "in the trenches" aren't real and legitimate.

At any event I always try to stay it if the way of anyone obviously getting paid. Just like if you were in a manufacturing plant I would appreciate it, if it isn't your job, that you stay out of my way. This is no more than common decency.

But the two outlooks do point up the sometimes very different reasoning pathways folks bring to the table at APUG.