I asked this question and immediately self-answered it. The intent of the self-answer was to explain the socio-cultural reasons why I believe the ukulele has garnered its reputation. In explaining this, I brought up an anecdote from my own personal experience. In order to suggest that advanced education for the instrument was hard to come by, I mentioned that I could not find any good resources for learning it, and in doing so I had to claim to be at a relatively high skill level at the instrument. You can read this yourself linked below, but that's what my intent was when bringing up my own experience.
The answer in question (hehe)
I found myself facing some criticism, though, from some who suggested that this question was insincere and that I was simply using the question and self-answer for the purpose of bragging about my skill.
Personally, I don't think that was my intent at all, and I believe that there's a deep question and discussion behind my post. After all, I was establishing my own credibility, surely a time-honored practice on SE that I would say is completely necessary in many circumstances. I feel as though this has to be an extremely common tactic here to write high-quality answers here, no?
But I want to get the community's input on this. Was I in the wrong here? Does the post truly come off as vain? Is there anything I should change about my answer?