Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Which grass is considered greener (do nikonians complain as much as canonians)?« on: September 01, 2014, 11:08:56 AM »
A related question: how many non-Nikon shooters go to Nikon forums to complain about Nikon?
From what I've seen, many of the most vocal complainers on CR don't use Canon gear. Some of them used to shoot Canon. So why are they here?
Have they 'found religion' and are here to 'convert' the great unwashed masses?
Do they have inner doubts about their choices, and coming here to complain about Canon helps them continue to justify their decisions?
Do they think they're being altruistic, devoting their time and energy to show us poor, deluded fools how bad we have it, and how good it could be if only we make the same choices they made?
Do they honestly want Canon to deliver products that would meet their own needs, however niche those needs are, and somehow believe that complaining here will help accomplish that?
Or...do they merely want to sow discord?
Frankly, the vast majority of CR forum members are here to request and provide information, share techniques and images, etc. CR is a great community resource, and like nearly all successful Internet forums, it attracts a few incessant complainers. Look on the bright side – they provide some entertainment on slow rumor days...
I've never figured this out. It happens with almost any product. I'll see an article about a new iphone and most of the posts are from people criticizing it. If I see an article, post, forum, etc. related to a product I don't want, use, or have an interest in, I don't read it, let alone leave negative comments. What's up with these people?