I am afraid that you don't really understand the real world if you think that you can take that approach and get real answers on an anonymous forum.
Why should we go out of our way to write a decent length response to someone who is either a) quite arrogant b) a serious competitor or c) just winding people up?
Then again, there are the traps of self-publicity and self-denial that consultants seem to be unable to avoid. We have to sell how good consulting is to a) persuade people how good our careers / lives / jobs are and b) keep clients thinking we're good value.
So I am stuck with a dilemma. Do I help you, and encourage a competitor who could cost me my job somewhere down the line? Do I tell you how bad it is to avoid this? But if I tell you how bad it is, will clients read that and think we're not worth the money? Will that, in the long run, be more damaging to my career and the industry as a whole? Might you be such a good consultant that you single-handedly reinforce the external perception of the industry and save it from the downturn through your Herculean efforts?
Who cares. My printing's finished so I can go home now.