Although you may be correct, I still disagree with posting template designs for the community to see. Think about all the successful brands out there. HUF, The Hundreds, DQM, Supreme etc. Do you think they EVER posted pre design templates and asked for the publics opinion? From anything I know about them, they did not and will never.
But its all good. To each their own.
who cares what they did? the could've, who knows. everyone has their own style of progressing, and i think showing a template to a small group of people to a thread isn't unprofessional. although i do agree with you that people should be confident in their designs, i do think that not everyone has someone to refer to for feedback.
Would you look at Benny Gold weird if he turned up in here and posted a design for critique? Yes, absolutely.
The beginning company needs threads like this, and besides like Jay suggested, each company has their own business model.
"Asking questions, and more importantly LISTENING to the answers."
"Surrounding myself with people smarter... than I"