the op asked a question. there is more than one answer and more than one artist.
i honestly don't see where you have a right to be upset that he gave the op another option. he didn't jump on YOUR thread and try to undercut you.
he answered the ops question.
any graphic designer, worth his fee, shouldn't be worried about fivver.
instead of being upset about eddies post, you should take the time to point out to the op that you would be a better option, and why.
what's wrong with fivver?
why are you better than fivver?
what makes you worth more than someone on there?
i'll answer a few of those for you, without even knowing you or having seen your work.
for one thing, yes fivver is cheap. five bucks cheap. however, you have to find an artist on there that knows t-shirt design. just because someone is a designer, doesn't mean they know squat about t shirt design.
another thing, folks on fivver have a queue, and a turnaround time, and they list how long that is. but then they allow you to another five for faster service. then another five if you want revisions, and another five if you want the vector files (key deal breaker here) by the time you're done you could end up spending 20-40 bucks on something from a fivver artist.
in my opinion, its MUCH better to get in cahoots with someone that knows t-shirt design, and someone whose price fits your budget. and someone that can show you past work, and explain why they are worth their price.
i am NOT a designer. I'm a printer. I don't bother wasting my time designing. I dont get paid for designing. I get paid for shirts coming off the press. So i have a freelance designer I work with, who I am very very happy with. Both his work AND his prices AND his turnaround time.
communication is easy. it's like having an inhouse designer in the next room.
any designer that is worried about you looking around, or shopping around, would scare me off.