With the release of Sub-Rosa drawing near I started thinking about online magic as a whole. Now don't get me wrong, online magic companies are great for magicians around the world. Magicians from places without magic shops, or those who want specific effects have a great place to buy great, quality content. However as I have mentioned in other threads there are different types of consumers who frequent the online magic shops: There are people who are new to magic (they may buy a couple tricks and continue, or they may quit), There are enthusiasts (they may buy a decent amount of magic material, by now they are dedicated to magic), and there are professionals who know many different tricks (as they may do magic part time or full time). When it comes to something truly great and powerful (like Sub-Rosa) is it responsible to make it available to everyone? I know everyone starts somewhere but it feels wrong by releasing something that was once a very obscure secret known only by the dedicated magicians, to everyone. If everyone has access to it a strong powerful trick will eventually end up in the wrong hands. You may have heard of the saying "With great power, comes great responsibility" and the same applies to magic tricks. True magicians have the methods of many tricks locked away in their head. They are also respectful to the art and will not share it. To contrast if a laymen discovers Sub-Rosa and thinks "that's neat, I can use that for my weekly poker game" or "I'll show my friends that trick" and they buy it, the company has unwittingly armed the inexperienced or the abusive with a powerful effect. Where this could lead is self explanatory: the inexperienced may end up revealing the method due to lack of practice, and the abusive will disregard the responsibility given to them and use it for the wrong things. Now, yes this is a long and highly opinionated rant but I wanted to see if anyone agrees or disagrees. If you agree help me out and state why or what could be done about it, If you don't feel free to tell me what you think. Posting reasons would be more helpful, but if you choose to save time vote above!