I have been catering for 25 years, and do not reply to posts that ask questions that should have been answered before accepting a "catering" job.
I think that with today's BBQ television programs, and numerous BBQ Forums, that many folks want to attempt to make money with their hobby. It all sounds like making money while having fun, however sooner or later it still becomes "work" with a little "fun" thrown in.
I like to reply to posts where another BBQer has a problem that I can help solve. Sometimes when posting I feel like a "3rd base coach" because I am saying "Run, run, run fast." but it is great when a problem is solved.
Business minded people will always rise above hobbyists, although sometimes it is frustrating to be under bid by someone that is not business minded. There are enough good jobs out there to keep us all busy