But to start a thread that assigns qualifications for contributors based on who can afford high end equipment from those who can't -- which is what this individual did -- is elitist and discriminatory.
English is not my native language, so maybe I'm missing something, but I just hear someone (neuroanatomist) saying, hey, we heard the crowd and they're in title to their layman opinion, but I like hear what the experts (as far as 1D or 1Ds) are thinking about the new tool. Thatâ€™s not â€œelitist and discriminatoryâ€ where I live.
This issue that drew complaints was not the request for comments from 1-series owners/users. That was a great topic that neuro started. The part that drew complaints was the Camry analogy that implied (although probably not what neuro intended, he has since said it was an attempt at humour) that most of the members commenting on the 1DX up to that point had never used a 1-series body and probably wouldn't ever buy a 1DX because they couldn't afford it even if they wanted to. It came across as elitist because everyone knows neuro can afford a 1DX and will be getting one as soon as it's available. Most of us will just stare dreamily at it in the window until the kids are done college (or drop out and we liquidate their college fund).
It was an attempt at humour and we've all said things that came out wrong or were interpreted in ways that were not intended. Neuro's comments and all the sharing of knowledge from testing lenses, micro-adjusting every lens and sharing his experience, and proving us wrong with tack sharp images from lenses we complain about are valuable contributions to the forum. So he has lot's of credit stored up to be forgiven for the odd failed humour... even Seinfeld bombed every now and then.
And thanks to all the 1-series users who have contributed their comments. Appreciated by everyone I'm sure.