-Nothing worse than an artist playing it safe.
The talents I have chosen to deal with I expected to be outspoken and maybe a little dangerous. I would never want them to 'shell up' or stick their heads in the sand for the sake of POSSIBLY pissing off 'professional contacts' for any reason.
When I see an artist that is playing it this way I'm already betting their art is as namby pamby as their image.
Black or white. Gray is boring and is usually hiding something other than a lack passion and every artist should know true art IS passion. Bridled passion is the death of art.