Yet the opportunity for young creatives to carve their niche into the world seems in some ways, more optimistic and viable than it ever has been. Personally, I know which route I'd rather go down. :)
"They seem to have an idea that it's just people pressing buttons on a keyboard". Right, and "photography" is just pushing down the shutter button. No. It is easy to criticise when you not a practitioner in that area yourself (to some degree e.g. you do not need to be a politician to know it is being run by a bunch of pissants). Some of the industries unethical bias is a massive put off.