Now the whole leap to, "if you don't agree that it's a problem then you don't care about your craft and your attitude is the reason the economy sucks", that's where I have to step back and shake my head. And to add to this, now we need to define who is listening (the audience),,, apparently.
Who posted that?
I know, right?! Pa-lease.
I can't imagine anyone that takes the time to join and participate in a drum forum does not care about their craft or about the quality of the product they produce either recorded or live. The assumption that an artist who has the opinion that patrons in a bar, dance hall or attending a music show can not tell the difference in a floor tom that has or does not have a stick bag makes that artist less than fully committed is absurd. Making the connection to workers that are not engaged just because someone believes the tonal effect of a stick bag is not an issue is just as absurd.
I do not think that it matters to my listening audience in a live setting whether or not I have a stick bag. That does not make me or anyone else that shares that same opinion less of an artist or less engaged in wanting what is best for our listeners.
Pa-lease yourself. Read my post again.
Done? Good. Please point out to me where I accused anyone on this forum of not caring about their craft if they put a stickbag on their floor tom. Find it yet?
No, because it's not there. Any offense you took with what I wrote is on you. You inferred things from my post that simply aren't there.
To recap things for you, my post was about my attitudes and the standards I set for myself based in part on my non-musical experiences. Nowhere did I say that anyone that doesn't share my attitudes doesn't care about their craft. If you want to get offended because I said some of the factory workers I worked with 30 years ago took a "pays the same" attitude, and you think I'm being too judgmental, then you have a point.
If you're going to take issue with what someone posts here, be adult about it and either quote their post as part of your post, or take the time to read it twice so you get it right next time.