Here is a nice interview with Robert Bringhurst, author of the book 'Elements of typographic style'(http://www.typebooks.org/i-r_bringhurst.htm). He comes over as a passionate and uncompromising person dedicated to high quality in typesetting and book design more generally.
Q: In your opinion, what developments or trends in the design industry look dangerous?
Bringhurst: The same developments and trends that look dangerous elsewhere: namely, ignorance and greed. The cult of personality and power, and the religion of money. These diseases are as visible in the typographic world as they are in the world of politics.
and a quote;
"The masters of the art, it seems to me, are those who never stop apprenticing".