Why does this "switching" by whoever to Canon gear matter at all? Well, except to maybe make all those wannabee "pros" feel more warm and fuzzy about their Canon purchases.I know it is fashionable to make certain comments on the internet, that kinda look like they are "different" from others, but not everything, in life, has to be viewed with cynicism. I am a subscriber to Kelbyone and I like to know what camera gear Kelby uses, it gives us an opportunity to understand why or how professionals make their decisions ... same as me (or others) wanting to know what camera gear other CR members use - in Scott Kelby's case, he is a lot more famous than us, so the level of interest is obviously more. It does not mean people are "wannabee pros" wanting to "feel more warm and fuzzy about theri Canon purchases".
I have a few books Scott Kelby wrote. I think it is great he is switching to Canon, even though his books are not brand-specific (hence no real advantage from that).
And yes, I agree he is not the greatest photographer ever, but I learned a lot from watching/reading his stuff, so that makes me grateful somehow. Maybe that is the reason I liked to know his gear is now like mine.