1. Being forcefully original. I think this is a fallacy, and even a risk. Most people like this, of course, but, will it age? I see these magazines that contain all sorts of things: fashion, art, design, architecture, photography... and ads that seem part of the content: almost undistinguishable form the contents. They're FILLED with nonsense and visual chaos. Apparently they sell, but one can't keep up with it for more than 15 minutes. Then, one forgets about it. Conclusion: throw-aways.
2. Violence and Shock. Let's admit it. There's enough in the world and this is another thing that sells. Of course there are excellent war and tragedy photographers out there. But there's a lot of crap also.
3. Newspapers are literally dying. Is the web (on computers or pads) the option? I don't know... It's the same bombardment or even worse. And lots of frivolity also.
4. No market for "good-feel", simpler life, "nice" stories.
5. We'll have to get used to having our images "stolen" or "grabbed" through the internet. And, maybe, start selling them cheap in order to disseminate them (T-shirts anyone?), and instead of holding them as treasures, inundate some markets with them?
6. Photos are not sold here in galleries for a simple reason: the "I can take that photo myself" syndrome. The same thing they said with abstract art, but taking a photo takes much less physical effort and time.