This may have been discussed before, but whatever. I really hate people that have loads of money (no offense to anyone that does) and just buy a ton of gimmicks, and call themselves magicians. They spend hundreds of bucks in gimmicks, and go out and perform the trick seconds later, without any patter and get a decent reaction. Then, they call themselves magicians. Why I hate this... 1. They are 'buying' magic. Gimmicks are great, up to a certain extent. For example, the gimmicks for Panic, Digital Dissolve, etc. are just fantastic. But rich kids just go around and buy every cool gimmick they see. Magic is an art, it's something youve got to work at. You cant just BUY it and expect yourself to be a great magician- like they think they are. Its a disgrace. 2. It requires no skill. As i said before, gimmicks are great up to a certian level. Magic is a skill as well as an art. Youve got to work at it before becoming a great magician. You dont see painters or musicians just 'buying' their music skill. Just like you don't see (not even great) just good magicians buying their magic skill. They WORK at it, and put in effort. People who just buying tons of gimmicks, have no respect for the art, and have no skill at all. They have no idea how to really perform and relly CANNOT call themselves magicians. Hope people like them read this, and learn from it. Thanks for your time, and no offense to anyone here. PEACE!