Hi. Thanks for your replies. Would just like to set the record straignt regarding my views on the "negativity."
I don't mind people being honest with me about my chances of landing a job in web design. In fact, feel free to be as Simon Cowelly with me as you like, honesty is the best policy. It was just that, initially, it came as something of a surprise to me, as I would have thought that web designers were ALWAYS wanted, and in ALL shapes and forms, given the perpetuity of the internet. Anyway, I now know where I stand, and will certainly continue to consolidate my knowledge of CSS, HTML etc, as such skills always come in handy for me personally anyway, regardless of whether or not an employer calls upon my skills. I love building websites, and always enjoy coming up with a viable idea for a new niche website!