This has been bugging me. I define a "mix" as a commercially prepared powder mix that is so full of chemicals that it makes baking 99% foolproof, no matter how much other junk you add to it. That is the universally accepted idea of what a mix is. Let's stop being obtuse here.
If I take flour, sugar, salt etc. and prepare it in advance, of course I am still baking scratch.
There are several professional scratch bakers on this thread alone that have built successful businesses selling their real scratch cake. Clients specifically seek us out because of it and their reasons vary from moral reasons to health complications. These clients want to avoid processed food and unnecessary chemicals, and yes... they start the conversation asking questions to make sure.
These people aren't mythological unicorns no matter how much you want to tell yourselves they don't exist. They do.
So lets playing nice, y'all. Don't lie or stretch the truth. It only makes you look bad.