Here is the cold hard truth, actors, musicians, artist, etc. These are the only creatures on earth that have to meander, and slog through this life for years and years with out knowing if they are any good. You have no ability, and some might say you have no right to say if your good. Not only is it in bad taste, It's like the realtor telling the seller, " ..no your house is not worth 1.5 million, its actually only worth what someone will pay for it." So let us extrapolate this example to acting. You are not a brain surgeon, who knows right away if he/she is at least competent otherwise his patient left arm twitch might be a dead give away. A lawyer has a measurement, did he or she win the case. Did he get the settlement. If so how much was the settlement. See my peeps, these are the measurements most normal folks have to gauge the worth of their trade. The Actor or Actress does not, heck I knew of a unknown actor that absolutely blew me away in auditions. Guess what/ no one that mattered ever validated it. Today I hear he is a fine heat and air conditioning repairman. I can tell you my friends, I kept tabs on him for months just to catch a sneak peek of his magic. I should have said something to this man ...even if the power I wield is no better than the next guy on the street.