sorry, but for me, Dealer is better for 2nd or 3rd Perk. if you are doing a Hireling with your main, then Dealer would be a good first Perk for the Hireling. when I first started Ascending, gold wasn't the highest priority. gold wasn't really a problem until after I got my third Perk, when I knew I would need a lot of gold for the next 3 Perks. also, it was around the third Perk when I really started crafting my gear in a way that needed a lot of gold. Fortunate would be better, it is only a 200% boost to gold, but also a 200% boost to luck, which means more gold and better loot. Accomplished would be better too, as you would be getting Hero Points faster, which means you could put points into the Fortune Perk. at 20, that is plus 50% to luck, gold find, and item drop rate. not to mention being able to put Hero Points into which ever weapon you are using, which helps to kill the monsters that drop the gold and loot. also, the rewards you get from completing the feats are pretty good too, especially since you are getting them more often. the only time Dealer would be good for the first Perk for a main character is if you are creating another non farming hireling character, and need the gold for converting CS/MS to buff up your new character. I guess that if you plan on Ascending or leveling your character in a way that uses a lot of gold early on, then Dealer would be good for the first Perk. obviously, this is my opinion, based on how I play, and there are others who use Dealer early in the game for their style of play. I think the bottom line is, Dealer is a Perk that will be gotten at the time when gold starts to become important during game play. for some, that is in the early game, and for others, it is in the later game.
sure, I read the posts on this subject, but in the end, it comes down to the choices we all make as individual players.