I imagine a lot of elitism would occur from the 'old' crowd and a fair amount of insecure people looking for general social acceptance would join as a means of being tolerated (and fail).
Other than that, it'd be nice to not have to keep quiet about it (my area's open minded but I've yet to meet a furry from here).
We already have a REALLY large number of awesome artists though! We could totally do it based on sheer production possibilities.In every big group you can find subgroups and sub-genres. Having a small fandom of a certain orientation is always possible and easy to find, make it into the mainstream is the real challenge. The genre as a whole needs more high quality artists, writers and creators. I agree with Mr. Fox that the strengthening of the hobby part makes it more popular and less alienating.
You have a lot of artists, I'll give you that,We already have a REALLY large number of awesome artists though! We could totally do it based on sheer production possibilities.
True...You have a lot of artists, I'll give you that,
You have only a few who are really good, few that create something unique- with good plot, style or meaning, something other than porn-like or recycling of old themes. Most of the really good stuff comes from beyond our forum or fandom. I don't see any strong coherent group of artists, willing to make such a leap.