I joined the page, as well, even though I'm not clear on the mission it's trying to accomplish. *shrug*
In terms of the issues raised in this thread, I see validity in both points of view.
Pro-am dancers are perceived as deserving of less respect than am/ams, in a lot of cases, regardless of the level of dancing involved. There's an assumption that am/ams are serious and that pro/ams are taking a free ride on their teachers' coat tails. That is absolutely not true in a lot of cases. A LOT of pro-am dancers are dance athletes who take their sport seriously. Many of them ARE better dancers than their pros. BTDT.
I'm with ttd, though. Sticks and stones, etc. I really don't care what labels people use. I dance the dances I like the best I can. End of story, for me. I am conscious of the injustice, but it's not worth it to me to take on a fight that's as big as people's perceptions. That's a huge fight; I choose other battles.
Yet, I see why some others think it's worth their energy to fight.