The OP has a point. Hardly anyone seems to check their "facts." I am guilty of that, too, sometimes repeating what I think I "know" and never finding links to back it up / explain to others so they can understand and not just take my word for it. For instance, people still say things like bits are stops of dynamic range. If that was true, then both the D800 and 5D3 would have exactly 14 stops of DR. Perhaps we should all start including high quality links with our opinions, the way that the world wide web was designed to work, which is now become just the internet.
As far as quality of images goes, I for one am never going to turn my best images over to canonrumors.com even if the TOS says they are still mine. I think that it still constitutes publishing them, and would interfere with the legalese of how I am paid. I don't want to violate any fine print because it could come back to bite me.
And at my age and position in life I feel like it's very immature for me to post at all on canonrumors. If I just posted one post, like Aldo, it would probably represent somebody who has more self-control and maturity. So I don't count Aldo's "newness" of having 1 post against him. It could just show that he is 107 times wiser than I am. But I just enjoy acting like a teenager after almost forgetting how.
Now old people tend to lose track of their topic, and I'm sorry if I do that now. But in fact, I can't help it if one thought leads to another. The fact is that Canonrumors is the first forum that I've participated in for almost ten years, because other forums where I tried to contribute--math, photography, computer programming--always seemed to degenerate into people trying to impress one another; and the sites *almost* always seemed to degenerate into profit-making machines rather than doing any work to earn the visits of their audience.
Warning: heresy against Canon Rumors In this paragraph I am going to commit the heresy of criticizing the powers that be. Mods, feel free to delete this paragraph... here goes. For an example of what I was saying above about good websites become profit making machines rather than serving their visitors, has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it? And yet he has taken the time to post links to a very lukewarm deal on the 7D and promoting it like it was the greatest deal ever. (I know it is just lukewarm because just this month I added a fifth 7D to my inventory for $1149 including the 28-135mm lens with a U.S. warranty, and it was shipped instantly and in my hands the next day from an authorized dealer. Other well-known price points on 7Ds have included several instances of the body only for $1,100. So for the admin to advertise the "body package deal" for $1,349 was simple commercialism just like Ken Rockwell does.) I for one was extremely disappointed with the 7D body only "package" advertisement, which at that price was not doing a service to any visitors to Canon Rumors, and have also been disappointed by many similar posts to "deals" rather than the time to provide good info to us about products. I know that the admin is providing this entire site to us out of his good will, so I do appreciate that--however, the good will equation is starting to become a profit equation now that the website has become so popular. I hope that the admin can resist the temptation of the "love of money" because that will be the demise of this website and the end of its popularity.