PhoenixAngel yesterday posted some thoughts about what Adepts are truly like. Here are two quotes that I really like: One is about Adepts, money and the nature of spirituality; the other is about the returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner (and the person I am laughing at knows who they are).
They are not RICH men, as far as material wealth goes. Their resources lie in their loyalties from other people. They basically have spent many years building their magick, not their entrepreneurial, and the last time I checked you cannot order a side of esotericism with your double cheeseburger and you cannot buy your spirituality at the same time you get your laundry detergent and a dozen eggs. Their life's work cannot be sold and charged to Visa, because it truly is priceless. Some however, do sell their services but also seem to have daytime jobs too.
And finally, they are not the best at getting back to you immediately and especially when you feel like your life is falling apart. In fact, they never seem to be around when it happens.