I assume from your lack of answer to my question, is that you never used Pharmacists ink, and so you really can't say that one person's ink is out of the league of the other. In fact, if you are talking about the quality of the iron gall ink, I've used both and think that both are/were excellent.
If you are not talking about the ink, then you must be talking about the person. People pursue one career path or the other for their own personal choices and pursuit of money is not always the sole driving factor. Because one pursued this financially it does not elevate this person to another league above the other.
I didn't answer about using the ink (I haven't) because it is not relevant. Nor is it relevant to suggest that this has anything to do with (either) person - and it is insulting to suggest so.
Go back and actually read my initial comment: tinta set up a dichotomy between KWZ/Pharmacist and "large manufacturers". My point is, and remains, that KWZ is more in line with the latter than the former. One sold a few bottle of home made ink here, the other sells thousands of litres all around the world. Not the same league by any definition of that term.
But thanks for the baseless attribution of a bad faith argument to me.