LOL! From your posts, it seems like most of you do genuinely love herps and caring for them, and I'm glad to see that. To be brutally honest, I don't care whether anyone anywhere is a hobbyist or a professional, but I just wanted to clarify that there techical difference in what the terms mean. That's all.
I love my herps. I take the best care of them possible. If they were kids or cats, other people would say I spoil them rotten!
And obviously, "Its about the HERPS, not about the keepers!" is absolutely correct. I care way more about how safe and cared for my animals are than what you guys want to label yourselves. I just joined the conversation because I thought it might interest people to know the definition of what they were claiming to be.
Anyways, best wishes to all and your reptiles!