Scott M. Knowles , Aug 14, 2006; 09:44 p.m.
I can't add to the discussion, as you say, I'm not a fulltime professional photographer, I retired to pursue my serious part-time photography, and so I won't take offiense. But that doesn't mean we can't add to the discussion with our experience and understanding of the industry, after all many of us have some experience and/or have contacts who are fulltime professionals, and listening to them we chose not to go fulltime. As you say, "Trust me, I know." And I don't see how expressing your opinion will "poison the well", as I doubt there is anything new in the general discussion, just personal experience. So, why not just state it so we can ask questions? I certainly would like to know more.