Update: had a wonderful series of conversations with Ben Guarino, a committed science journalist. Perspectives shift based on experience: do yours? I encourage you to follow his reporting at the Washington Post.
"...so rich [we] can throw money away on joyrides to space."
"...rich so [we] obviously do not care about the environment or social causes or education."
"... simply enthusiasts, and know little about spaceflight, or engineering or science."
"...just a bunch of rich men who want to show off."
I hate stereotypes; reality is easily obfuscated enough without unsubstantiated opinions negatively directing awareness. With the rise of commercial space to the front page of media coverage, curiosity has driven for more information. The proprietary nature of the business and measured PR interaction by corporations has partially developed the media speculation surrounding the entire experience. Holes will be filled with information where possible, and opinion when motivated.
Opinions expressed are my own and do not represent the opinions of organizations I am affiliated with.