i do not understand why must we go into the topic of breaking each other's rice bowls thou...
but my point of view is that, if you are shooting for a living, u will say that shooting events for free or hobby is plain bodoh.
but those hobbyist take that shooting events for free is more or less like going for IMT range or going for range practice or trainfire even. more or less it more of a free equipment testing session.
nevertheless, going with a proper mindset is good. i always get to hear pple saying this.
"why go model shoots... so expensive.."
" i pay $10 go see show, shoot modelS shoot until seow ah..."
i dun understand why compare models u see in shoots to those u see in shows.
and i started out shooting events too....