This was the reasoning behind my poll with its three choices of 1) accompanist, the traditional label, 2) pianist, and 3) collaborative pianist, the up-and-coming term.
Here are the results of the poll.
Which term do you prefer to call pianists who choose to perform with others?
The results are clear: over 50% of those who responded favored calling those of our profession pianists, nothing more and nothing less. Thanks to everyone who participated in this poll--I really appreciate you taking the time make your voice heard, and further comments are welcome regarding the results.