I love those books http://howtodrawneopoprealism.blogspot.com and I am glad I found out about them here. The whole discussion is useless, it's about nothing, it said only: Art world is very competitive place.
Forums are for advise, sharing work and ideas. It is not to plug your latest books, etc. To be a good artist you need to practice practice practice. I glance at books for ideas, but in all crafts I do, I do it my way.
Paul, you are correct. Artistpro, read your writings, you sound like a spoiled, whiney brat.