BTW, you didn't like the "balanced" idea of RLPhoto suggesting a used 5D2 over the 6D - really, there is not that much of a difference between the two cameras in the field.
That has nothing to do with it. I believe I even addressed this in this thread, but I'll say it again. I, personally, don't want to buy used for an electronic at this price. It's just not worth my piece of mind. I have no problem with refurbished, but to me $1600 is a lot of money for a camera, and it's worth a couple hundred to me for that piece of mind (and some fluff tossed in for good measure. I know a lot of people who have had no issues buying used, and good for them. I'm glad to see things get reused instead of tossed and replaced. But I'm just not willing to do it for an electronic of this complexity. Lens, fine, but I won't do it for a body.
The sales of the 5d3 have far outstripped those of the 6D and for good reason.
I could argue that that proves my point every much as you yours.
No you can't, unless your argument borders on the assumption that you know what you are doing while the others don't.
I have a hard time following your train of thought, it seems to jump around. So what are you arguing, that the fact there are more sales of 5d3 than 6D means it's a better value? Please, there are far too many variable involved to draw any conclusion.
Cutting the chase, most (please see that I say most, not all) 6D users will want to get a 5D3 but the chances of the opposite happening are range right up there between slim and none
See, this is the heart of the matter, and I disagree. It's not that everyone is recommending the 5D3 , it's that their doing it with this thought behind it. That it's a compromise, that we couldn't achieve 5d3 status, so we settle for 6D It's wrong, we don't all feel that way.
There have been several people on here that said they bought the 5d3 first and returned it for a 6D and are happy with that decision. I think at least one of them posted in this very thread; so I don't know about your slim to none. There are many more who have repeatedly stated they love their 6D, so I'm going to put them in the not upgrading camp. That's what I'm trying to get at: there is a niche for the 6D and it's not full of sulking, jealous paupers who dream of one day upgrading. It's a fine camera that fits our needs. There are people whose needs fit the 5D3. It's ok to have both.
Please note, I didn't say that, YOU DID!
I like my 6D but another 5d3 would have been better. Aspiring for something better doesn't make someone a sulking, jealous, pauper as you suggest.
A couple of users returning the 5d3 for a 6d would fall under "slim".
Losing you cool and making wild allegations seemingly claiming that I am suggesting the 6D users are sulking, jealous, paupers is uncalled for. I'm as entitled to my views as you are to yours and there is no reason for you to try to burn me here.
Its better to agree to disagree and move on! Back and forth arguing doesn't resolve anything,