Tell us what you think GM Benjamin!
When asked by a junior what it will take to become a FIDE master, American grandmaster Joel Benjamin let loose: "I have to say, I have never heard a developing player define FIDE Master as a career goal. Master yes, grandmaster and international master of course, but an ill-respected title invented by FIDE to squeeze more money from title applications? Well, to each his own."
From GM Joel on How to Make FM.