'Don't Confuse the Experience with the Product'
Ed basically says that just because a farmer raised a pig doesn't mean he or she necessarily knows how to make bacon from it. Says the Cod man:
True, and worth pointing out, but part of a larger question, which is the temptation to confuse the experience with the product. To put it in a different context, just because the waitress calls you 'hon don't mean the grits ain't from Sysco.
It is a good point, and probably not a one of us isn't guilty of doing it at some point—romanticizing a place for its nostalgic charm or the curmudgeon with a heart of gold who runs the place, even though the food may not be all that good.
OK. Feedback loop closed. Carry on.