I agree, too, and like to add, that even cheap digital cameras today are good enough to deliver satisfying results for most people. Photo forums are used by enthusiasts like us, which represented always a quite small market share, but of course we have an important impact in the premium gear market.I think people on the forum make a couple wrong assumptions (just my opinion, of course). They assume that more people are like them and forget that the vast majority of people can't afford, or will not spend much money on a camera. The least expensive cameras (models that form folks usually scoff at) are selling the most. (Yes, at probably a very low profit margin).