i'm not going to get into the whole story of my experience, but i really don't can't stand elitism in photography. i'm sick of people who brainwash non-photographers into the "better camera = (always) better pictures". sure maybe quality wise. but i'm not afraid to admit that someone out there might have such a great eye and creativity that they could take better pictures with a disposable than i could with my DSLR. it makes me think of photo competions with themes (like the ones here) where given a simple topic, everyone comes up with wonderfully unique ways of expressing it, with all different levels of experience and equipment. i love the freedom of expression in photo, and elitism just really eats away at that. so any thoughts about it?