All I have to say is that a lot of the same DB haters on this board are also the same ones posting on the boards and pm-ing me asking for advice on learning basic controls, forces, and cuts.
DB has shown himself to be competent in more than basic sleight of hand, so how can most of us here knock him and call him lousy...LOL. There are probably about 2-5% of Penguins here that are as competent as DB is with magic...if any at all (I know that he can do things that I can't do, and I been at it for 10 years now).
If DB is lousy, then I take it that most of us here are just piss-poor. I mean if he's lousy and can do more than me, what does that make me?
Ironically, it seems to be the far less competent magic guys out there who make statements like "DB is lousy." Most magicians who have at least a basic understanding and respect for the art know they cannot make such an unwarranted and unintelligent statement and still be taken seriously. In other words, I'm willing to bet that picklefoot and other haters (not people who dislike Blaine, but people who make dumb comments about his abilities in magic) are people who can't do even a tiny fraction of what DB does.
So here's my advice to you: Become as competent with magic as DB is and then come back and talk about how "lousy" a magician he is. At least then you can back it up. If you are truly more advanced than he is, you should be a valuable asset to the magic community, and I applaud you and look forward to your future television special.
Or, as you say, since anyone can do what DB does and use camera trickery...then go out, use a bunch of camera tricks and lame effects, and become famous. You act like it's so easy to do, so it should be a piece of cake for ya. I mean, you act as if you don't need any real magical talent to be famous like DB, and I'm quite sure that you meet that criteria. So I look forward to you future fame and contribution to the magic community. You will do much more than DB has done, that's for sure.
But until that day comes, I'll just have to write you off as another secretly jealous DB hater.