So, you think that's pretty common? Not just among the people you know, but that a good portion of working professional pilots would fall into your example? Or is it a statistical anomoly in the aviation industry, simply an exception to the rule?
The obvious answer is yes, as you know. A pilot who makes a living flying helicopters, accruing thousands of hours of experience without working for a 135 certificate holder, is a statistical anomoly and the person whose premise you were trying to counter was more right than wrong. But your example is noted. Whatev.