The reasoning of downplaying the importance of DR to the point of 'We don't need a better DR sensor because canon doesn't have one' eludes me.
The reasoning doubtless eludes you because nobody's actually doing that.
More disingenuous "spinning" to push an agenda and score cheap points...
Don't paint me as a troll, I don't have any agenda to push, nor points to score. For what it's worth, I only shoot canon myself and have never really liked any nikon body I shot with.
The point I was making is that in a discussion like this one people seem to want to defend the fact that their brand is worse at some characteristic than a competing brand by dismissing the importance of that characteristic, like claiming that people who run into canon's shadow banding are bad photographers, or no one should ever need more DR.
Conversely, some people (not referring to you) take a single factor of camera system performance, promote the idea that better performance in that factor is of such paramount importance that no other aspect of camera system performance has relevance, and then proceed as if that one factor which is important to them is critical for everyone, so much so that lesser performance in that metric spells 'doom' for a particular brand.
Those same people sometimes obsess over trying to prove their point, and post their views rampantly, even in threads which have nothing to do with that issue.
Ultimately, people vote with their wallets. Sales figures and market share for the past few years are ample proof that while low ISO DR is of paramount importance to a small minority, a difference of a couple of stops on that one single metric doesn't have any meaningful impact on the buying decisions of the majority of photographers.
More often there is a thread specifically about sensors or DR or banding and the same set of Canon defenders always comes in and jumps all over and starts going on about how none of the stuff really ever matters, or it's only apparent to lab geeks, or learn how to expose moron, etc. and then if that fails a good bit of but don't you know that there is more to a camera than one aspect, yeah of course we knows, but this thread was about the sensor! We don't fill up threads going on about how amazing the 24 T&S II or 100L or 24-70 II are and say yeah but who cares since the DR is behind.
Back when Canon sensors were basically the best at everything I played them up as the best at everything. And when they had a bit lower spec bodies then I wasn't afraid to admit it. When Canon had poor wide angle lenses I wasn't afraid to bring that up and now that they have many great FF standard and wide lenses I am not afraid to sing their praises. When the 5D3 had good fps and AF I didn't hide it. When the 24-70 II came out I praised it like crazy and I didn't even blanch at Canon's pricing of it, I was like hey this ZOOM basically matches my 24 1.4 II prime (aside from distortion) and it is nearly true APO. I sold my 7D to fund my 5D3, but I don't make up garbage to defend my 5D3 and say that the 7D never gave me anything that my 5D3 can't and that I didn't ever get a reach advantage from it. My 5D3 is good at some things and frustratingly behind in others. When it arrived I wasn't afraid to knock it for having blurry video and extremely low detail in shadows or low contrast areas. When ML RAW came out for it I wasn't afraid to then say that the RAW video out of it wasn't truly stunning and far better than anything you could get out of a Nikon.
I don't try to defend my purchases. I just try to call it as I see it. If it does things much better I say it, if it does things much worse I say it.
But an entire brigade goes around and hassles anyone who ever dares bring up that something isn't the best and hounds them and calls them incompetent moron photographers or lab geeks or clueless and tell them to go out and shoot (if they even know how) and toss subtle insults all over and mocks them and they try to downplay and hide and minimize any findings and yeah maybe DxO overall ratings are curious shall we say but then they also toss out and trash all the generally valid individual plot info. And many good posters have been driven from the forums and some are still around and maybe we've become to annoying and testy at this point but maybe many of us got pushed to it although maybe we should better let the nonsense just brush off.
And maybe some bits get overblow and this or that, but come on.
If we didn't know that Canon has a nice UI and lenses and, with ML only, some really good video (although they may fall way behind on 4k soon it sounds like) we maybe wouldn't care to even bother posting in Canon forums. But at the end of the day, going to the nth degree to defend any last aspect whatever brand is behind on, helps nobody and if some aspect even were overblown, it could only help the users of that product in the end anyway.