Yeah, well, DW is entitled to his POV. We are here to discuss this stuff, after all. Although I don't agree with DW about marketing, and that you can't both make a good product and make good money, I think that he deserves everyone's respect. Give respect, get respect, right?
You've missed the point...I hesitate to repeat it but I never said you couldn't make a good product and good money at the same time. I said you can't have two masters. You can't have two Job Ones. You have to decide which takes priority. If you disagree tell me the mechanics of how it is done...
And for the record...I draw your attention to my sig just to emphasize the difference between "good," "better" and "best."
No one is coming even close to the "best" that has been done in the Trade. Not even the most world famous bespoke makers. Just because of that one simple fact acknowledging all that has gone before, in shoemaking, if you aren't dedicated, passionate, and driven to at least make a "better product," then your only alternative is better money.