I believe there are profitable Elliot wave traders out there. No doubt. Though I have never met any of them yet. In fact, I have met a lot of wave analysts, not trader. I am not an wave trader and I definitely do not have bad feeling towards these wave analysts, I just have the feeling that they have complicated trading unintentionally. They are trying to view the market in a different, maybe, creative way. But, they create the confusion at the same time.
Trading should not be so difficult (after all, you are buying something with good potential upside and sell it when it is in high demand). And wave, to me, is sometimes over subjective and the element of prediction or you call it forecasting is too strong. Being always objective is difficult but it is necessary for trading. I have come back to the same point, straight trend line, support and resistance line are in fact enough for you to trade profitablely. I have never believe in market prediction in my whole trading life. To trade, I prefer to face the fact, what is happening in front of my eyes. Accept the fact, and act on it.
I have the same feeling towards Gann's stuffs as well. If you are confused, not sure about which wave you are in now, why bother to spend your time struggling on these waves?
Make trading simpler, and trade better.