Xort Funny how people value/devalue their various possesions.
I guess we differ in what yardstick we use to measure value, mine certainly is not $$$$
What would you think if I came into your place of employment and told your boss "I will work for free, get rid of that halekai you are paying".:
With all due repect, that is a lame argument. If pros feel threatened by amateurs then its time for reevaluation of their skills and or business plans.
Just my 2 cents
If you have a nice house, I'm sure you'd like to entertain guests, even give them food & spirits. But when a bum staggers to the door and wants you to let his smelly ass in for the night, do you feel that 'well, I should share my nice house with the world'? Sharing your pictures with friends & family is one thing, even displaying watermarked pictures to the world; but to readily make them available for commercial pirates?
If a commercial operation is used to paying for something, why give it to them free?