and while your spending half you life arguing about DR on internet forums others take great pictures with 6 year old cameras.
So? Nobody is disputing this, but this is not what this thread is about. Also with better gear you have more safety margin for critical situations, this isn't mutually exclusive that there were even good shots in the analog days or even in the old west with b/w pinhole cameras.
it´s sometimes so embarrasing to read gear focused photography websites.
For me, the most creepy thing is seeing people who take the time read and post on tech forums flame other people doing the same thing basically arguing they should get a life ... it's not like anybody is forced to read any rumor thread if he/she isn't interested in speculating.