Magic is magic.
That is about the only statement in your post that I agreed with. Whether it be card work, coins, rope, silks, sponge balls, or levitations, magic is indeed magic. Are you saying that everything else that a magician does besides levitations, is not supposedly defying the laws of nature?
That is absurd, this is the whole point of magic in general, as well as to further dismiss any doubt that what the magician is performing could be nothing less, or nothing short of an absolute miracle....You are singling out one element of conjuring, and trying to discredit it for some odd reason, perhaps you were ripped off by one of those websites who con people.
Although levitations may not always be 'practical' for all occasions, this does not mean that they cannot be effective giving the right circumstance, and atmosphere. You are merely expressing your own distaste for this particular genre, but your opinion is not one that is universally shared I am afraid.
Levitations have their place in magic just as all the other forms have their place. Personal preference is about all it amounts to in this case, and you are basing your theories off of 'method/secret' of an effect, which is completely irrelevant to an effect's potential success.
Also "speed" is not going to dispel belief, it will merely create more speculation, and more disbelief. But not the kind of disbelief you are aiming to create, but the disbelief that you are not doing anything magical at all, you simply have "fast hands." Also, are you implying that "the guy on TV" has never been "an awesome magician?" Does this also mean that anyone who has ever received air-time has never been "awesome?"
During my performances I have very rarely ever heard the phrase "guy on TV," and that is after 25 years of performances so far. My Spectators are there to see my show, not compare me to some guy on TV. In fact many don't even remember "that guy on TV," just because we "the magician" remember him, we immediately assume everyone else does.
Most people have their own personal interests that they would rather occupy their minds with, not ours "the magician's" interests. Say a friend and I were walking by a lake, and we see a fisherman fishing. My friend is also a fisherman, but lets say I am not.
The fisherman catches a huge fish, and my friend immediately runs over excited. Chances are very good that he would remember every detail about that fish later on, and I would eventually just forget about it all. It did not pertain to my interest, so why should I carry it around in my thoughts?
If you are a newcomer to magic, please forget about levs for right now. You should focus on your craft and getting it down smooth.
Are implying that levitations are some sort of separate entity, and not part of "the craft?" What exactly does your criteria of the term "craft" consist of? Let others decide what they want their repertoire to consist of, don't try and impose your own personal preferences on them. Although this may make for an interesting debate, many of your "opinions" have a lot of holes in them, but yes you did relay that they were merely opinions.
Yes "magic is magic," and it need not be limited by method, price, or personal opinion, it is only limited by your imagination...