I was more so aiming at a lot of young artists who determine commission prices by the end result and not by any other factor including time (and skill).
Hold on a minute. Isn't the end result determined by skill, therefore they are directly proportionate? I mean, the quality of the end result does directly depend to the skill, isn't it?
You can't shun away the quality of end result for a very good reason, which was brought up in my example with person A and person B: if prices on artwork would be determined just by the time artists spend on drawing, customers would still prefer artists who can flesh out the better looking picture in a given time frame than slower/less skilled artists, because whether we like it or not, the end result's quality is one of the things (if not the thing) that matters to customers the most. So no matter how long your walls of text on how the end result should not matter, if you are less skilled and/or draw slower than other artists, people will obviously prefer other artists exactly because their end results, while having the same price as yours, are better, and that'd be perfectly justified, as these artists are more skilled/spend less time on drawing than you.
Your journal entry doesn't take this into account (I've re-read your article, you've only been talking about the time artist spends on the work), so this "eye-opening" article just replaces one delusion with another. These young artists you've been aiming at will go and change their prices judging solely by the time they spend on artwork, becoming living incarnations of my "person A and person B" example, which would be disastrous for artists who fit the role of person B.
I'd say the whole pricing deal in art is quite confusing, because: 1) the price depends on at least two factors (time artist spends on drawing and artist's skill level, which practically means that prices here depend on both
product and service); 2) there are no solid standards on prices. Then there are also art styles (different art styles have different appeal to different people; pretty much the most subjective factor in art) and maybe other factors I cannot remember at the moment.
I think pricing in art on a professional level should be decided on more-or-less official level and should have a widely available price list which would be free and easy for everyone to look at. Otherwise the mess with pricing will continue.