It's sad but I must agree with you 100% , We will stay as we are as long as we are... For one thing to be able to watch the viewing audience and the tables ( games at the same time is a big mistake... The whole place looks boring... I see it like watching people in a bus station... I learned over years of viewing that I could get involved in the game by only seeing the table and the bottom half of the players... The first few years of my viewing pool games I could tell , identify most of the players from the waste down, Still can most of the older Philippines... Guy.Wisdom is the key. If a young man wants to dedicate himself to any endeavor, he must be willing to thoroughly and honestly evaluate reality. The results are fairly uniform: pool can't pay its players enough. That's the reality. Like my Dad used to say, "Son, stop beating your head up against City Hall."
We all love pool or we wouldn't be here. At the same time, we can not deny reality. I admire folks who are willing to chase their dreams. Sadly, dreams won't feed them. And if pool can't feed them, how will it feed their wives and kids? How will it pay for a home or a car?
Pool is an intellectual and physical activity best played with friends. It has proved beyond doubt that it can't financially support its players. It can hardly support the behind-the-lines, day-to-day grunts who keep the wheels turning. Sadly, it looks like the only people who make money in the pool world are guys who successfully sell the dream to us poor dreamers.