Maybe you should have, esp. since you are not willing to address the issues.
And if you love this the Trade (not the industry--you're correct I don't give a damn about the industry) then you''d lament, as I do, the passing--the loss--of the knowledge; and the dumbing down of the skills; and the dissing of the Traditions and the Traditional way of doing things. You'd lament the mis-perceptions...intentionally fostered...of what shoes can and should be.
You love your world...but from my perspective it is mightily constrained and crabbed--it's not all there is and never was. But if people in "the industry" have their way, it's all that will be.
Edited by DWFII - 8/6/14 at 10:41am