DonUnder wrote in post #16129777
Don't get me wrong, I do think it is important to know about colour management and why images look different on different displays but I have come across people to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a calibration device and buy massively expensive wide gamut displays and then only ever show their work on Flickr and 500px.
A couple years ago there was a post from a guy asking for help using his new camera. He related that he had gone into a camera shop (in Miami I think it was) and asked for the best gear they had. The clerk, with dollar signs dancing in his eyes, sold him a 1DsMkIII (about $8,000 at the time), a bag full of L lenses, their best Manfrotto tripod and a 580 EX flash. Now the guy wanted to know how to take some snapshots of his current girlfriend. When outraged (and envious) members pointed out that the camera was overkill, that the selection of lenses had focal length overlaps and that he had wasted his money, the reply was, "Hey, I've got plenty of money and everything I buy - cars, women and everything else - is the best." And those same members were forced to admit that, despite their envy, they had no grounds for objections.
If people are buying expensive gear because they have been misled to believe that without it their photos will be inadequate, that is wrong. If they are buying it because the expense is not a problem and they want to have the best possessions their means will accommodate, they have the right to echo the words of the song, "'Tain't nobody's business but my own."