Couple of thoughts...
1. Moderators should take note. This is the third thread I've seen on this topic. I made the mistake of originating one after one had already been done. Now we have a third -- that I know of. Combine these three?
2. When your first sentence is an ad hominem attack (jackweed? what kind of thing is that to say about a professional photographer?) I have no interest in anything else you have to say. If you can't be reasonable and courteous, at least you should protect your own credibility.
3. Whether or not you like his opinions on what equipment works best for him, he's a guy who bothered to travel to Ethiopia to make a video like this:http://youtu.be/Py8-bUSrG-k