Regardless, so you know someone who bought a bunch of Nikon gear? A colleague of mine recently bought a 5DIII and four L-series lenses, over $10,000 if gear. So what? Both are completely anecdotal and as irrelevant as this thread you've posted...twice.
Over two years ago my wife bought me what she called a "Landscape Kit" for one of those x0 birthdays. 5D3 w/ the 24-105 kit lens, the 24 TSE and the 17-40 zoom. What does that prove? Just that for a reason, some people can spend a bit on new camera equipment if they see a reason to do so. As Neuro said "completely anecdotal and as irrelevant..." to this thread.