Agree 100% with Exodus. Personally, I know Skinner's version and the "traditional" method, it's nice to have both.
They then think they can go make themselves into another Copperfield because they can do a gimmick.
So let them think that. Truth me told, if performed properly, the spectators should never know a gimmick is being used... in THEIR minds, it's all the same. Gimmicks are extremely useful in certain situations and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them. There's MUCH more to magic than the difficulty of technical aspects of a trick. I would much rather watch a well thought-out routine using a gimmick by a personable performer than the most incredibly technical sleight of hand performed by someone who performs to stroke his or her own ego.