I'm sure you're correct when it comes to people who are amateurs or very serious amateurs. That isn't me. I'm a professional photographer. I specialize in low light with movement. So the Nikon professional line is perfect for what I do. Those who also do what I do also use the professional line of cameras whether it's Nikon or Canon. The main reason why I put this thread up is to find out if there were people on this board who had experience or was serious about the same type of photography I do and specialized in for over 35 years. I do have friends who don't use the professional line. I see them struggle with their camera in frustration because their camera won't do what's necessary to get the shot. They see me take seconds to just get the shot and move on. I believe the important thing is that the camera and equipment work well for the person using it. What one person may use well just might not work at all for someone else.