> Exhibitors pay their money to enter shows looking For the judges opinion.
This is not the only reason. Providing the exhibitors are genuinely interested/involved in the breed, they pay money to enter shows so that they can show their dog to other exhibitors/breed enthusiasts/spectators, and see other dogs that are being shown. That is why a show is called a "show", and not just an "examination" - while the judge is looking at your dog and forming his opinion, there are people around the ring that are also looking at your dog and forming their opinion. Plus of course at shows there is an opportunity to meet people within the breed, talk to them, learn, improve, and so on.
Life isn't always fair, but this rarely is a good reason to commit suicide!
Because the converse is also true, life isn't always unfair. If you have a good dog that is better than the rest in the ring, you will win under knowledgeable and fair judges. If you have an exceptionally good dog that is way better than the rest in the ring, you will win under knowledgeable and unfair judges (because you will leave them with no option but to put you up). And of course there are judges that are neither of the above, that have no difficulty calling a black white, those should not be entered under.
Another aspect of showing that will bring satisfaction and will give you an edge in the ring, is training both yourself (your skills of handling) and your dog. Do you feel you have achieved everything in this regard; that you are able to consistently showcase the best of your dog in that 2 minutes you both are in the ring; that there is no room for improvement?
Underlying all this is the process of gaining the knowledge, that is learning your breed through and through, in effect becoming a judge yourself, which in addition to immense satisfaction will enable you to actually tell the difference between good dogs, exceptionally good dogs and poor ones, and in turn, the difference between good and bad judges; will enable you to see the advantages and disadvantages of your own dog so that you can showcase the former and avoid drawing attention to the latter, and so on.
The above is still not all that showing can be about, its biggest part, its raison d'être in fact, that brings with it a wealth of exciting adventures, is striving to actually produce that exceptionally good dog.... Disillusioned? How could you be with an activity that is so interesting and multifaceted?