Ginseng is all but worthless to Americans. The money comes from selling it to Asian countries who deem it valuable, therefor we need to always be current with what the end customer's wants are for the the product they are spending their money on. What worked 25 years ago doesn't work anymore. If we as diggers don't create a product that the end customer wants, we're just wasting our own time and money.
Most of us, as diggers, only can gather information about what the end user wants, but talking with dealers and learning from the information they tell us.
Screwdriver dug up broken roots with no hairs, thrown into the bottom of a backpack and flung on the desk of a dealer isn't going to get you top dollar anymore, and likely won't get you any money at all.