See there's your mistake, thinking that the fact that he had a C300 made ANY difference in the story whatsoever. In video the story is 100x more important than the camera. You can't just give someone an Alexa and expect that to make the story, it absolutely will not. People would much rather see a good movie with lower resolution than some piece of garbage shot on a really high end camera.
I think my point was two fold: 1. Take a cheap shot at an overrated photographer. 2. Point out that he is criticizing (on specs alone) a camera that he hasn't used.
As to your point: On a personal level I could not agree with you more, but I'm not convinced the general public feels this way.
I watched "Downton Abbey" over the weekend, and I swear this show would not be as popular without the Alexa
. That camera makes each scene interesting because of the color and detail. Have you seen it?