At $12 just for yarn for a pair of socks (budget yarn, at that!), the math just doesn't add up.
There are literally millions of us out there. You're bound to run into a few bad eggs eventually.
Sometimes it is. Sometimes it makes you throw your work across the room and swear like a salty sailor.
Again. There are millions of us. We come in all ages, races, genders, and more. We always have. We always will.
Some knitters have a lot of time, but some knitters knit precisely because they don't have a lot of time.
There are thriving communities of knitters all around the world. We knit in warm places and cold places, at the beach and on mountaintops. Knitting is alive and well.
There are often several ways to get to the same desired outcome. Feel free to choose the technique that suits you best.
Stuff and nonsense. Both have their strengths and should be valued on their own as fiber arts that bring us joy and test our capabilities.