Again, tiresome, redundant, unnecessary...BOTH OF YOU.
To attempt to be fair...(and I'm not going to waste minutes of my life looking back over this trivial nonsense...)...I had thought that RL had indeed said something to the effect of, but not in these exact words: "35mm digital does not compare to medium format". Maybe he did not say this, but I thought I saw it.
If he did say that at one point, but somehow that is not really the point he is trying to make...then Jrista might have a point, himself. Because Jrista is saying...35mm digital DOES compare to medium format digital, now in 2013...but he acknowledges the advantages of medium format over "full frame" digital.
However, having some brief history of my own with Jrista (whoever he is)...I can only say my opinion of him from my perspective. He is here to argue. "Debate" is too high minded and evolved for what you usually intend to do in this forum, Jrista. Not that you are necessarily a "bad" debater...but clearly...it's obvious to me, that you BOTH...are here to argue in this thread...like school children on a playground. You are not here to share knowledge or enlighten anyone...at least not in this exchange.
Neither of you will convince the other that he is wrong, so if you want to behave like adults, you should let it go. If you want to behave like teenage "meangirls", then by all means, continue. You're just embarrassing yourselves.
I'm not here to win popularity contests, myself. It seems to me, that if I have an opinion, and share it, I will immediately lose brownie points to whoever doesn't like what I said. Well, too bad.
I'm here to share and discuss photography and equipment, sometimes to debate, sometimes I sink to someone's personal level and I argue or insult...I've gotten 1 10-day ban so far. Not looking to get banned again, but frankly, if it happens, so be it. Not proud of it, but also not remotely ashamed of it either. Like every blowhard you've ever heard in your life..."I have no regrets".