In Showmanship for Magicians pg. 4 Fitzkee is talking about how poor performances can not only hurt that particular magician, but all of us as a group. He states that a full seventy-five percent of magic performances are poor according to modern entertainment standards and another twenty-four percent are mediocre. He estimates that not more than one percent of daily and nightly performances can be called smart and modern. When ninety-nine percent of a product is poor or mediocre ALL of it is classed that way. That's why every poorly prepared magical performer hurts the entire field. Just food for thought when some of you (including myself) make a purchase and do not give it the deserved time, energy, practice, patter, etc and hurry out to try and astonish some spectators.