GordonAtWork: Isn't photography about the end result ? It's great having the newest, fastest, most hunky-doryest model around but I think most are being swept along with all the hype. Good that Nikon, Canon etc are pushing the technological barriers but the images are what count.No good having a great camera but not having the talent to use it properly.
I think the manufacturers understand that. But that doesn't mean they should stop making technological advances. I see no harm in improving quality, speed and functionality in these machines so enhance the beautiful shots that good photographers take.
Your comment I believe is more a commentary for the purchasers of these cameras to realize they're just buying improved specs, not a new eye for creativity and skill.
Or else Nikon and Canon among others would be Photography Training companies. Schools, writers, tutorials and other photographers do that. Somebody has to advance the actual technology to show off what good photographers do and give them new and faster ways of practicing their craft.