I've only been producing silkscreens for three. My current Co. has only been around for a year this month. I never came on this site making stupid comments. I came to learn and folks like Judy, Kozik and even Richie, as caustic as he is, learned me proper. When Art Chantry was here he had a ton of smarts to hand over. You really had to ignore the banter to get it all but it was there.
Tons of knowledge hanging out here daily learn to read through the delivery and see that even though folks are smartasses they know what they are talking about.
It's real easy to be knee jerk reactionary but it's harder to re-read and learn and then reply.
Just because were smarter than you about how to do business in this industry doesn't make us jaded old fucks you punk.
We're trying to pass on knowledge from personal experiences to keep newbies from having a tough go at it. There is a MAJOR band who has a lot of posters on this site right now who's management is currently sending cease and desist letters to artists who made unauthorized/non representational posters. Most of the artists never even said they suck either.
The bigger GP gets the more the industry will take notice and they will come after those who are not on their side, simple.