MMX wrote in post #10272962
And if you realize that a part of your gear hampers you somehow, then you can return back and say what should be improved.
Which is exactly what this thread is about. A couple of us have zoom lenses that, based on our real-world experience taking photos with those lenses, we find that we mostly keep at the widest end of the zoom range. We think, on a cost-even basis, that we'd prefer the same lens, with the zoom removed, with better image quality and (in my case, at least) possibly an extra stop of light. We're not whining, we're not demanding that Canon cater to our every whim -- we're just speculating on what should be possible given the real-world constraints of budget and design, and stating that we would prefer different lenses than the ones currently on offer. Yes, this removes us one step from the actual taking of photos. But look a little further -- what does it say about you that you have the time to come here and complain about us complaining about our equipment? You're actually TWICE removed from the taking of photos.
You're not going to ingratiate yourself with anybody or find many people willing to put up with a bunch of pissy nonsense. These forums exist for DISCUSSION. By talking about photography, we can improve our ability to take good photos. I can't begin to say how many things I've learned from the discussions here at POTN -- things that might have taken me years of trial-and-error to learn on my own. There are areas of these forums dedicated specifically to photos, and there are equipment-speculative areas such as this one. If you don't like it, you're welcome to go spend your time somewhere else. Or, better yet, take your own advice and go out and take some photos.