A praetoritevong said, that depends largely on the individual, does it not? On general principle, I find it expedient to listen to all opinions and create a sort of tableau. I watch for patterns to emerge and from there I can adapt.
It was suggested that in order for magic to be taken seriously we must emulate those in the public eye.
So - where on that continuum did they seem to aim, where did they hit, why and should that be the approach we advocate to magicians (including ourselves)?
You have made posts which seem to suggest that those "in the know" have tainted opinions are are not the one's to strive to please. Let's make this conversation about specifics and action plans.
Given the magicians in the public eye - where have they landed on that continuum and which model would we encourage other magicians to emulate?