You are looking at the world while holding the telescope from the "easy" side.
Originally Posted by TooManyShots
There is no such thing as general photography market.
- There are easy to get into (and regret it) markets - in that market falls the target group, to whom camera manufacturers sell dreams.
- There are harder to get into markets, sorta boutique niches - in that market falls "real craft "artists and those with business knowledge.
When activities are difficult, only people who have the strongest stake will participate.
Hence 9 to 5, Monday to Friday job is what the majority fall into. They regret it during the weekends but then comes Monday...