Don't worry lucky, I'm pretty sure I'm the odd one out rather than you. Anyways, I'll elaborate:
First of all, when I say I don't think very highly of poeple turning art into a career, I mean I don't think very highly of the practice of turning art into a career, that doesn't mean I lose all my respect for these poeple. There are lots of things that a lot of poeple, myself included, do that I don't think very highly of - and it isn't even a euphemism; just means I have some weak objections to it, not that I despise it.
I can totally see why you'd want to make a career out of art, but I respect it more if poeple did art because of the art rather than to make money. Call me an idealist if you will, but I do. This isn't some attempt to flatter myself either; I don't consider myself an artist in the strictest sense anyway. Again, I completely understand that you'd like to make money making art, but I have a problem with poeple thinking they OUGHT TO be able to make money with their art. I guess that is what Lintire, in his ever so sympathetic wordings, was talking about. When you claim you ought to be able to make money with your art you are subversing art under money, which is what is happening to everything everywhere and it's ruining our society.
Still if it's only your art you are treating this way, that's fine with me, I'll just stop calling it art. However, when you start preaching that everyone should do so is to claim that art is essentially subversed to money - which, to me, is insulting.