...there's no punch line... sounds like a joke, but no.
My point is that it was rally liberating to know that the gear I was shooting with is weather resistant. It rained... It cleared up... It rained again and I couldn't have cared less. I didn't have to rush to put a sleeve over the lens and the body. I didn't have to put my gear into its bag. I didn't have to run and find shelter... which there really wasn't any.
I seriously mulled over the new sigma 50 art... and while I went another direction, having the weather sealing is a joy.
And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any. It's all green on green on green...