« on: April 24, 2014, 10:49:59 PM »
You sound like a broken record.
And yet you seem to feel the need to respond, frequently. Get some earplugs, or a blindfold, or whatever.
While you might be happy with simply owning the system that sells the most, that is far from my main requirement for my camera system.
I own the system that best meets my needs…that's my main requirement. The fact that Canon is the market leader indicates that a majority of photographers feel that Canon provides the system that best meets their needs. Hopefully you own whatever system best meets your needs. Does it bother you if that system is not Canon, that you are in the minority?
I understand that you apparently don't care about sales figures, or don't think they are relevant. From a personal/selfish standpoint, they aren't. But if someone is wondering why Canon hasn't felt the need to update a couple of lenses for >20 years, or is complaining about that fact, or wishing it wil change soon, the fact that those two lenses are among the most popular lenses is one very significant reason that Canon has not felt the need to update them. So whether sales figures matter to you or not, they matter to Canon, they drive the business decisions that Canon makes, and those decisions determine the products that Canon ultimately makes available to consumers.
Oh, and guess what? Sales figures also impact the business decisions being made by whatever brand meets your camera system needs, too.
Forgot to add...I don't eat at any of those restaurants you mentioned. However, one of my favorite local restaurants went out of business a while back, and now there's an Applebee's in that location. Sales matter.