Sure, but, I also realize that that music isn't being made for me and I'm very careful to separate "enjoyable" from "good" because they're really not the same thing. Many artists are both, so they aren't mutually exclusive, but the former does NOT automatically imply the latter.
I used to talk shit about pop artists and then I went and tried to make a living as a musician for a while and realized, hey wait, some people want to eat.
If you're (general "you" here, not you personally) not interested in selling your music, then that's fine and good, but most people who take this position couldn't sell their music even if they wanted to because they simply aren't into it enough to put in the sheer number of hours it takes to do it professionally.
In short, having a performance career=practicing so much that you don't have time to cultivate a normal career, so as you can see it puts musicians in a bit of a bind. Do I want "credibility" in the eyes of a bunch of pretentious critics who could never do my job in a million years, or do I want...food? And housing?
It's not a very hard decision.