Should the Composer Cater to Public Taste?

Is there anything inherently wrong about composing music the public dislikes?

Are there dangers in a composer catering to public taste? Can you think of some music that:

  • was easy for you to enjoy while
  • improved you in some way (ethically, intellectually, etc.)?

Is one person’s difficulty always another’s? For instance, is it possible that music one person thinks of as “user-friendly” seems incomprehensible to another, and vice versa?