I've been on both sides of the fence; when it comes to personal performance, I'm performing what I want to. However, while I was working at a magic shop, I was performing magic that I had to do/thought I had to do. In some ways, coming up with presentations for effects I wasn't thrilled with proved to be a beneficial exercise as it forced me out of certain comfort bubbles and rounded out my perspective on magic. In the end, I may not do those specific effects in my performances, but my performances are better for having done those past effects. . . . sorry for rambling I know that's not quite the direction you were going with that question Bizzaro.