Buddy sorry for the late reply, of course I have had clients tell me exactly what to do but it’s the job of a skillful designer to talk the client into what is best for business. I guess with experience that skill comes along (i haven’t reached that state yet, not bragging or being arrogant). I still suffer from what you mention as we all do, but in a hypothetical world where this type of designers, i.e. lowest tier that are basically toys for clients are replaced by software like placeit or similar, then the value of good design will increase so the top quality of designers will not suffer from such invention, and more likely the designer that served as an inbetween tool between client and software will switch career path and do something that he loves and provide more value to the world, so rest assured, tech progression means human progression.
Now trust me, I have had upwork clients tell me what to do and ended up remaking version after version with costumizable work, and a terrible end product, i got 5 star rating, being disgusted of my own work. I create what i love here, this logo i posted i like it, and I feel many other would buy it. This logo can be taken for free in let’s say argentina, because one person there can recreate the logo in 30 minutes, and i doubt they get paid 35$ per half an hour there, so yes of course. But for clients in US and EU that not only have to deal with licenses etc, but also value the idea and creativity it’s a good deal of business, also 35$ aren’t too much there. Now, making something simple and creative is way harder than doing redundant work my friend, it took me some hours to come to this product which can undoubetly be reproduced in fewer minutes, but a logo that sells and provides value is one which holds an idea, and one that is simple enough to remember. What separates me from the rest if i were to buy the usual brackets for a coding logo? Nothing, this logo provides clear focus to the concept of parallel code which in itself is a genre of programming, maybe the reviewer isn’t even aware of this (i doubt they read the messages tagged along the item).
Bro everything is changing, we have to adapt to everything, why fear change when you can make use of it, i don’t see the trouble of change. I am reading paragraphs of ur text and writing a reply on the same time, so I hope you can follow up. I don’t know man, I would hate myself if all my life i was the middle man between a client and a software, you are practically reading a book to illiterate man for the rest of your life that way, and saying that such people should never learn to read a book because the cash would go to the book author not through me first. We all should evolve.
Long story short, minimalistic logos aren’t a good fit for a logo template. Fair point, i will keep this in mind always before posting again and this was good insight from you. Also, I respect you for taking time to answer and being so active on envato forum and everywhere. Take care man, keep giving your best and no machine can replace you haha, Much Love <3