Maybe some do make a bit too much of a big deal about things, but maybe that's because it's the only way to get past all the rabid fanboys and maybe some got sick of seeing people driven away for even the most delicately put and fair points early on an don't bother to put things delicately any more (and because making a huge deal is about the only way for enough notice to ever be taken for anything to change).Agreed, fanboys, Canon or otherwise, suck. I love my Canon products along with many other brands, but no camera, lens, or other product is perfect and what works best for you may not work best for someone else. If so much of your ego is wrapped up in a brand, you should really question your priorities and self-esteem, and seek some help for your insecurities. That kind of groupthink is gold to marketers, but sad for humanity.
anwyay back on topic, who knows, since the D4s hints tells us nothing, a bit of an AF tweak? I don't see why that would make one expect anything in particular in response from Canon.
Agreed. But honestly, I think the criticism is a bit off the mark.
Yes, there are a handful of outspoken persons on this forum who defend everything Canon does and denigrate anyone who says otherwise. But, honestly, I find most of the people here, while loyal to their brand of choice, not all that fanatical about it.
I think some of this also comes from people reacting to the very tiny handful of people who insist on assigning personal motives to everything Canon does, as though the company is purposely trying to deny them a product they want. Often this translates into silly statements about how Canon better do this or do that or the company is going to go broke. Which always prompts more rational people to point out that the company is doing just fine in terms of profits and market share.
Similarly we have the conspiracy theorists who are dead certain that Canon and/or Nikon have some perfect technology boxed away in a super secret location and are refusing to unveil it. `They are probably right, it is hidden away in that same storehouse where the fake moon landing set is kept, right next to the secret CIA papers that show John Kennedy was shot by multiple assassins and just down the hall from the black helicopters.
I also find is discouraging that some people have been driven off this forum by being baited and ridiculed into extreme reactions that get them banned, while the ones who pushed them over the edge walk away and pretend innocence. Personally, I found some of the "crazies" on the forum kind of interesting if tiresome.
But, all in all, there are enough rational and knowledgeable persons on this forum to make it worthwhile (and addictive) to stick around.