also, by your definition, clients who are poor and are of normal status are stupid, who do not know what looks good and what is not, at least to their standard....
This is photography my friend, not neurosurgery. What's so sophisticated about it? If u like the portfolio and it's cheap, take it. You don't need straight As to decide if u like something. You also don't need to be in Tatler magazine to pick a portfolio you like and think is cheap. Selection is a visual thing...and personal. By assuming all good things are expensive and vice versa is...well..dumb.
FYI, my friend's Z3 mechanic knows more about the car then him and the mechanic is much poorer. SO?! Does it mean my friend didn't know what he bought? or is his mechanic not sophisticated enough socially?
dangerous times we live in indeed!