i know mr gilden and you sir are no bruce gilden
Of course I'm not, but I have the balls to do what he does. He's been called names like loser, pedo, D-bag etc. If he cared about other's feeling, he would never have gotten those shots. I agree with his philosophy, get the shots and don't sympathise. The same concept also exists in most areas of life, like if I am empathic with people, I probably would never make any money off my clients. Lawyers face the same issue and many other industry and businesses. Photography is no different, except the reward is not money but shots (for me anyway, I am no pro), which I guess why most people find it hard to accept.
It's socially acceptable to be a **** to make money but not acceptable for artistic purposes.
Don't see why you guys are so soft on the issue.