I agree and disagree with your opinion of what this hobby is all about. This issue has been beat to death. Some traders have one opinion. Some dealers have one opinion. The rest of us have a third opinion, which is:
The hobby is about the hobby. Many factions disagree about the ends to the hobby. Greed only exists in you let it exist. If you don't feed greed, it is like any other living thing, it will starve to death.
The hobby exists as a whole. All the arguements in the world will not change certain dealers/traders practices. This is not a perfect world. This is not a perfect hobby and it never will be. I tend to deal with dealer/traders that look at the hobby the way I do. I suggest everyone do the same. If you deal with chippers that feel the same as you do, a lot of these little irrations will be removed from your life.
This thread is now at the point of going nowhere.