I can understand your point Paul but unfortunately I guess it is up to the individual on how much they would wish to spend on clothes on a monthly basis. I for one don't actually spend a large amount on clothing each month even though you might think running a Fashion site I would (or even should). Like you say, guys shouldn't be discriminated for purchasing cheaper high street clothing, just as guys shouldn't be labelled 'pretentious' because they want to throw good money at their clothing.
I am a big believer in investing good money in certain items once (made to measure suit, quality footwear, good outerwear etc.) but otherwise I will shop the high street and vintage for bargains because when you pair them with more expensive pieces you see the outfit as a whole. However, I know quite a few guys who ONLY shop the high street and create AMAZING outfits for way less than £100. I know for a fact they could out dress many males who only buy premium designer labels.
I do agree with you that we should all offer realistic advice on the forum. If someone does state a price range then let's help them stick to it and find items that suit where they are right now in their life. With the economy as it is, not many people can stretch their budget right now.
We are all about providing a range of price ranges on every single article on FashionBeans and that ethos should really continue into the community we are building as well. However that obviously goes both ways - high quality examples and the budget finds.
Hopefully everyone who reads the site and takes part in the community realises that each person has individual needs and tastes, so we should adapt the advice to them personally and not just enforce our own opinions on them.
In terms of William's dream - each to their own. It could be tongue in cheek or a true aspiration for him. Either way it doesn't make his opinions any less valid on here or the advice he gives weekly for free (which includes lower priced product picks) any less relevant.
Let's just all try to get along and help each other out