Very few of the good players, like TMIT, feel it's a fantastic trait - true. However, often that's in response to a new player who feels Financial is far and away the best trait. It's considered a good trait, comparable to Expansive, Spiritual, etc. but not a runaway best trait as some people think. A lot of very good players complained in the "best (x) leader" polls last year that it was always Financial with whatever other trait was being voted on. But I don't remember many of them saying it was a poor trait, just that a lot of people overrated it. The weakest traits are generally thought to be Aggressive with Protective being the worst.