in another thread i've been reading, and became bored with, a pissing contest between, apparently/according to themselves, two experienced photographers

what makes/constitutes a good photographer?

experience? lots of money earned? peer respect? self aggrandisement? lots of opinions on any vaguely photographic subject? personal enjoyment/satisfaction? confidence to tacke any photographic oppurtunity?

who decides? who chooses?

who cares?