Being Inclusive and regarding opinion
You know what? I do not disagree with your comments. For my part I would not say out loud the amount of money I have spent on the equipment I have accumulated over the years, as an armature. Because that is what I am...and to be honest I would be embarrassed to confess out loud.
On the second topic, I think all on here can identify without prompting, the brilliant pictures that have been posted. My issue is with the pictures, where the general consensus is, the pictures are mediocre at best. Therefore if they were mine, I would not shoot the messenger simply because I need help? Nasty comments accepted.