Bjorn Haneveer quit professional snooker yesterday due to financial reasons.
Some people have been quick to point the finger of blame at Barry Hearn for neglecting players ranked at the lower end of the game but, I have to step to his defence.
Players have been asking for years for a full-time job, and the chance to play in more events. Barry has made that happen.
I'm honest enough to admit the new system isn't ideal. It still needs a few tweaks before it's quite right but, by the same token, you can't always choose how quickly you grow.
The fact of the matter for players is that there is now more money on the circuit than ever before, even if not straight away.
Like in any profession, the best prosper. No player has a divine right to big bucks. If you win matches, you win money. There's nothing unfair about that.
I sympathise for Bjorn and other players in his boat but snooker doesn't owe anyone a living. A snooker player has far greater earning potential than most 9-5 jobs but not everyone can take home the money.