Is Threadless frowned upon by the rest of art/design communites?
So lately I have been browsing through a lot of forums, mostly about art and design in general. Offline art and online art. Once in a while I would see Threadless name mentioned and from the replies, I got the impression that Threadless isn't particularly welcomed.
Once I saw a thread about a particular old thyme Threadless member (which is now inactive at Threadless) and saw people referring the artist as 'just another Threadless designer'. Or how the artist needs to shed off Threadless' name from the artist's history in order to make a name for him/herself.
I am referring to the designers here, and not about Threadless customer or Threadless products. Have I been hallucinating?