Is this article supposed to be tongue in cheek? Going by how seriously the writer takes him/herself as a blogger, I'd guess no. This really is the most cynical and conceited thing I've read for a while that to say that on dpreview is quite something. The writer assumes that by slating absolutely everything in sight, s/he validates the opening assertion that the the writer can form an original opinion, free from being sullied by the opinion of the masses. However, the writer is so blinkered by a sense of superiority and alienation from the masses, that all that has come forth is an echo of every other cynical outburst that has ever been directed at the camera market. The writer is so self infatuated that s/he unfortunately misses every single positive aspect of what is currently happening in the marketplace. If the writer can somehow extricate his/her head out of his/her own backside, then she/he might be able to see this & actually enjoy the spoils of being a photographer of this age.