He didn't start making big money until 2002 with GONY, and he wound up giving back half his salary to cover budget overruns.
If a stranger walked up to you and said that you were making too much money, what would you think about that stranger's character?
To be fair, I never said he was making too much money. All I said was that he wasn't struggling financially, which, unless he's screwed his affairs very badly, he isn't. Even if he had to return half of his $3 million dollar salary, he took home for one film more than many people make in a lifetime. He isn't doing these ads because he personally needs the money, that's all I was saying. I don't care if he makes a billion dollars per picture. If someone's willing and able to pay it, good on him.
To answer your question though, in my personal circumstances, I would probably think the stranger was poor. If I was making millions of dollars every few couple years, I would probably think the stranger was right.