I think there's a webpage somewhere that reads, "Don't want to work anymore or have any
responsibilities.....get a sailboat, it's that easy".
Not saying that's the OP's ideology, but overall, not just in sailing, there's this thought process
that "you don't have to get a job or need to be tied down in any way" and that it's as
easy as making a decision to do so, without prior planning, etc. Most of the negative
responses come because ultimately, it's the folks "left behind" (for lack of a better term)
that will be asked to pick up the pieces and repair the damage should that plan fail.
There's also a segment of the emerging population that doesn't believe working towards a
goal makes any sense; they'd prefer to start at the end, instead of the beginning. I actually
heard a person say to me, "I could either live in a crappy apartment with a roommate, or
I could be cool and live on a boat for less money", with visions of a 60 foot yacht in his
head. Once he was introduced to what his savings of $1500.00 actually purchased, needless
to say, he was quite disappointed. He didn't care about sailing, or even boating for that
matter, it was all because he didn't want to "be like 'them'", whoever they are.