Guess what, I can't program like you, I can't shoot astro like you. It seems you can't take normal pictures with current gear and get results like me, I am not special and most of my images are boring images for commercial clients, I just did the 10,000 hour (and then some) bit, so did Sporgon and a host of other shooters here.
First, the highlighted part is entirely incorrect, and demonstrates how much you guys have entirely missed the points that have been made. I can take "normal" pictures with gear and get the results I want. That has never been the point. By now, you should know that.
It's about the effort you have to invest in order to get the result you want. I haven't put 10k hours into my photography yet...simply not enough time since I started to have achieved that. That said, I do put in a TON of hours. I also know that when I work data that comes from a better device, I don't have to invest as many hours doing the same old mundane things to get as good or better results. <-- THAT is the point. That's what matters to me. I can spend countless hours doing the same old things, not because it's part of the craft, but because it's simply necessary, because the data is lacking in some way. That isn't the kind of work that increases your knowledge...it's just busywork.
I can create great photos. I just don't like having to invest so much time in making my photos great, because something is wrong with the data. I understand such things don't matter to you. However it's just flat out rude to claim all the rest of us are "crazy" because it matters to us. It doesn't matter if the issue is with DR, or with AF, or anything else...sometimes the minutia matter to some people, because they've experienced better, and loved it. My photography is not clinical, it's not just a craft...it IS my art. I don't want to have to be clinical about it, I don't want to have to deal with all the minute extra details that Canon equipment often makes me deal with.
Same thing goes for astro CCD cameras. I wanted to buy a camera back during summer. I've put it off. I had picked a camera that I thought I liked, then had a couple people demonstrate to me the issues with it. I've been given the option of working the data from that camera, as well as a few others. Some of them, ironically, use Sony sensors, which again are better than the Kodak (or now TrueSense, I think, as Kodak sold the unit) sensors. For narrow band work, the higher sensitivity and ultra low dark current of the Sony sensors are again significantly superior...and it matters when you get down into the minutia...which in the case of astro, it's ALL minutia...every fraction of an e- more read noise has a huge impact to the end results.
Maybe we are just "measurebaters" to a "craftsman" such as yourself. Fine. However that doesn't invalidate how we do things...it's simply different than how you do things. Some people care about minutia...even if their viewers don't see these small differences, we do. Maybe we couldn't just pick out a D800 image from a 5D III image...at least, not until we were sitting in front of a computer working the data. Then I guarantee you the differences would be blatantly obvious to many of us.
So, you call us crazy for caring about minutia. I can't help but think someone such as yourself is crazy for caring so much that we care...and constantly reminding us that were crazy because were not like you. Can you not simply leave us be in peace, and let us care about the things that we have decided matter to us?
He'll leave you in piece the second Canon does it as well or better and not a minute before.
Just like Keith Reeder. The guy who helped drove some people away from posting and bashed everyone a thousands times over bring up the 'nonsense' about banding and how only lab bound fools look for banding and blah blah blah, well guess what, now that the 7D2 fixes up banding super well, he is going around ragging on anyone who doesn't bring up banding and trashing DxO for penalizing the 7D2 for not reporting that it has a lot less banding!
Pretty rich. He slammed and trashed and tried to get people banned if they mentioned banding and he'd go on and on about how it makes no practical difference and is meaningless and now suddenly that a couple Canon models, especially the 7D2, handle banding super well again now he suddenly is all for bringing up banding and he trashes anyone who fails to mention how important is and how fails to mention that it's an incredible major improvement from Canon.