PemberDucky wrote:It seems like the hate swelled and grew into a big monster late last year. (I'm now sorta giving away that I was on the site before opening my own account. Hubs shall remain nameless.)
That's sad... IMO, and all of what I'm saying here is a rhetorical rant, of course, not aimed at anyone in particular, I'm just sayin'...: It's too bad that anytime a design hits the fog, the critics suddenly come out full force, like herds of cockroaches scurrying out of the baseboards. Yes, Cho is farming this website for income, but he has the ability to do that and who among us would do it differently? Talent is talent, and he's lucky to be blessed with it, and what else should he do with it? If I were him, I wouldn't hold back in order to be better liked, either. That would be incredibly dysfunctional and crazy behavior.
Inevitably, the time will come when something more lucrative will come along and he will leave Woot behind. This site is just part of his process of honing his talents and when he reaches the point where he can make more jack elsewhere, we won't see his designs here anymore. Then the next Cho will come along, and the dynamic will repeat itself, because jealousy is part of the human condition. Whoever becomes the next Cho had better have a thick skin like the one he's probably been forced to grow.
This is an intense site. Competition for a (perceived) rich prize makes people crazy, no matter what the competition, whether it's an Iron Man, a Pillsbury bake-off, or a cheerleading contest (remember that mom in Texas?).
It's disheartening to see that kind of stuff, though.