Well, here's my view on it. Along with what jmtb02 said, you don't just start something you want to learn, hopeing to make money out of it. Most of us were pretty young when we started Flash or started to play an instrument, or played football. You don't start playing baseball and go "I can't wait until I get bought by the Yankees when I grow up and start earning millions of dollars."
But, while some people do it NOW and earn money, that doesn't make them any less of an honest flash maker. That person can still make games and have fun and do what they like to do, want to do, and how they want to do what they do and earn some cash on the side. Sometimes, you even WANT to pick up some cash, doing what you know how to do and what you like to do. It's no lie, I've made one game specifically for money. Am I ashamed? Why shoud I be? I still put effort into the game and tried to make the game fun for others to play.
But now, I'm not saying that you go and make games just for money either. Most of my games are made because I want to make them, and because I enjoy making them, and it's fun and exciting and such a great experience for me being a teenager and so young.
So, yeah, that's my input.