I have to agree with you. Myself as a self taught picture taker has learened a lot from here. There was one point that you listed in the negative column that has bugged me for a while:
2) A handful of obsessive individuals who hijack nearly every thread and repeat the same points over and over again, arguing over obscure issues that have nothing to do with the original subject.
Dylyan777, if you read this, I get it, you have an awesome setup but quit hijacking every thread to say that people should have what you have. Your setup is what I want but we are not all prepared to drop $10k+ for family pictures like you (you admitted this on a thread once). Some of us just have fun and this is a hobby, without the need to drop $2k+ on every piece in our stable.
I like it here and have learned a lot. I just avoid all of the new camera threads for a few months, I'll wait until people calm down about not getting at 1DX for the price/body of a 6D.
If I remember correctly, I only gave my comments/advices to posters were looking for advices on lenses and bodies they about to purchase. My advices are based on HAND-ON products, not reading through online reviews.
1. Is that considered as "hijacking"?
2. When did I said "people should have what you have" ?
Keep in mind, I don't spend $10K-ish in one purchase. I slowly upgraded my gear one by one. Yes...photography is just my hobby, mainly family photos. My kids only grow up one. Why not keeping those memories with good tool when you can afford it