Someone(s) needs to let this exchange go (or is it "these exchanges"?) and walk away... IMHO.
This is a great forum, but checking back to this thread and others like it, when the index shows "new posts", is such a disappointment when the posts are of the nature we're seeing here. Not directing this at any one person, just hoping that everyone would rather make photos, or discuss real camera gear issues.
I find it a bit perplexing in a forum such as this (not DPR, or LUF) that people have drawn teams. We're the users. We're all on one team. The manufactures and dealers are sort of on the other team, but ideally we should all work together to achieve a mutually beneficial goal. We need them and they need us. This recent climate is rather discomforting.