I grew up in a small corner of the music industry. My whole family were involved long before I was born. The argument in this thread is an ongoing and seemingly unsolvable one. There appear to me to be a few different types of personalities working within the music industry as musicians.
The Technicians: very technically proficient musicians constantly updating their sound and expanding their style.
The Artists: People capable of making beautiful sounds with minimal effort regardless of the equipment they have in front of them.
The Creative Technician: a cross between an artist and a technician. Generally very talented and very humble
The Egotists: People who are brash, aggressive and in your face.
The Virtuosos: a cross between an Egotist and a technician.
The Ultratype: all of the above.
The Workmen: treats music as a job and nothing else
The Chancer: we all know them!
The artist and the chancer will always try and work for free or less than the gigging musician. The technicians, the workmen and the egotists will always complain about this. Meanwhile, the virtuoso will go from band to band playing brilliantly but falling out with everybody, the creative technician will always have well paid work and the ultratype will have just enough talent, ability, charm, ego and humility to make the big-time
Thats my thoughts on it anyway.