Skulker said: "Its photographers who take pictures not cameras. "
Indeed. All too easy to forget that!
I wonder how many threads/posts there on this site that deal with equipment and agonzing comparisions between gear as compared to the number of threads about technique?
"It's the photographer not the camera" is something we tell non-photographers. When photographers get together, it's all about the gear baby! LoL
To the question of switching sides...
I am in the process of seriously considering jumping ship. I don't have a significant investment in cameras or lenses so there are no significant legacy costs involved. This is an advantage to me as I can look at the multiple choices with a pretty open mind.
What I truly don't understand is how photographers who DO have a significant investment in glass (and let's be honest, it does not take much to make our investment significant!!!) to consider dumping everything and switching sides. Yikes.
That is one of the reasons I have been taking a few months to make my decision. To me, what ever ship I jump on to and once I make my investment in good glass, that's the system I will stick with.
Do other photographers who do have significant kit jump ship often? Right now canikon may have the "best" but in a few years nicanon will come out with something "better" only to be followed by canikon..... One could spend a lot of money jumping and rejumping ship when ever something "best" comes along. I can't imagine that is cost effective.
I guess my rambling point is that just because canikon comes out with something "better" does not make my nicanon "bad". The bottom line is: Is my camera good enough for my purposes?
But then it is all about the gear and not the photographer. LoL