In some ways you are right, at least about the bragging rights that is. LOL!! On the other hand, the majority of conformation show people don't make money, in fact they loose money. It is very expensive to breed and show dogs. Only the top of the top that allow celebrities to "sponser" or "finance" their dogs are the ones that are making money and that is few and far between. Most of us do it for the love of the sport and the breed, and that's the honest truth despite what all the stereotypes are.