I am very sorry to be just naïve and thoughtless just because I don't use the same software as you. Strange how people tend to release their anger as soon as someone doesn't share their opinion on the equipment they use....
if you read closely you will see he did not say a word about specific software.
so your polemic is wasted.
he wrote about the usefulness of a database!
a database you can quickly search and filter, something that is not possible with folders.
and in my opinion he is 100% right.
a library is very usefull when you do more with your images then to store them away.
OK, I guess I was somehow misunderstood, I never denied the usefulness of a database, nor the possibilities offered by the database system in LR, I was just saying that for me the ergonomics of the software are a bit stiff (or at least a logic I am not used to), in the sense that sometimes I just want to drag a file from let's say a flash card, or an open folder to work quickly in it, and LR forces me to import the whole card or folder to deal with one picture. I am still trying it, at least no one can reproach me not to try spend time on a software I do not find very attractive by default. Since the last post I've spent hours working on LR, and I start to understand its logic... I am still very green with LR, and I admit I prefer to spend more time doing an actual picture than to stay for hours on my computer, playing with software.
I might even start thinking to migrate on it eventually; nevertheless, I still find the ergonomics a bit unfriendly, as often seen on software that claim to do all in one. I found DxO much simpler, user friendly, though it doesn't of course have the same possibilities.
I was not trying to start a polemic, my critic was pointing more at the very unfriendly (if not extremely rude) way he answered my post. Having a good understanding in some matter does not allow to assume people are simple morons just because they do not have the same knowledge as you in a specific subject.
Some people are very good at sharing knowledge (that's called pedagogy), some other lack the most basic sense of expressing their passion.
Sorry if I did not explain myself properly, and if I've hurt your feelings concerning databases.