Yeah, lots of my friends say, "I'd love to get into listening to folk music, but the recordings I've heard are just too damned professional. And that really, really puts me off. Next they're going to demand that classical music is played professionally, too, the bastards."
BTW, I like this term 'tradarts' and I think I'm going to start using it to describe the music I like now 'folk' has become such a meaningless term. It could even incorporate singer songwriters like Steve Ashley and Chris Woods who write within the tradition...