The market is always changing yet at the same time stays the same. In the 50's and 60's Nikon had the Ftn and people could have used smaller Leica M cameras. Nikon did not go away for lighter and smaller. In the 70's Nikon F2 and Olympus had the OM and pentax followed with mx but Nikon still was the choice. The 80's and 90's Nikon F3 and contax came out with GREAT G cameras but Canon joined the pro market to copy Nikon. etc... What I am saying is that there are reasons to use the Nikon as a professional camera. The continuous F mount, built like a tank, vast accessories, NPS, etc. I have used Nikon since the 60's first as a student then as a pro. But I have carried with me a Rollei 35 or similar.I could take great photos with my Leica X-1 but on a job but would never think of using it. Clients would look at you as an amateur if you brought a small camera. Nikon I trust, the only true Camera / lens company left, sorry Leica you're a luxury goods company now.
Hermes. Obviously Leica is no longer a camera company but a luxury brand. Maybe they can even partner with Porsche.
gustabod: didn't ask if they thought their cameras are overpriced?
I had an M8 with 1200 shutter actuations and it "died" Leica wanted $900 to repair. They DO NOT support their customers as the interview said. In fact I have had many new leicas and lenses over the years and they lost a customer with this behavior.
I have been a photographer for some 35 years. There is no one perfect tool/camera. There is only the camera for the job that you need it for be it a commercial job shooting architecture or the style you shoot as an artist. I have taught,( as well as worked as well as exhibited for the past 20 years), and as a teacher I have sent students to the Museum of Modern Art's permanent exhibit and have asked them to find the photo which is perfect. The answer is always the same, either they are all perfect none. What makes them perfect is the artists vision what makes them imperfect is you can always find some technical issue. I also when asked by a student what camera to buy give the same answer, use the one that feels as if it is one with you. Years ago some would complain about Nikon because they felt it focused and the f stop ring went backwards. Kertesz used 2 1/4, leica, Olympus, and Polaroid and always created great works. Gene Smith used borrowed Minoltas, and created great works.