Calm down, no need to be so defensive, I do understand your question and I have no problem with the OP, what I fund unbelievable is some of the subsequent posts where there is almost contempt being shown for people who are being deemed unworthy to use a camera.
I have a few cameras and think I know how to use them. I also have a great set of golf clubs which I certainly do not use very well. what i do with my Camera, Golf Clubs, Car or anything else is my business, what anyone else does with theirs is of concern to them and them alone.
My opologize. It reads diffferent than i intended it. No, i understand exactly what u mean and feel the same way. I understand what u now mean unbelievable. I thought u meant it was a stupid of me to wonder why there was a spike in DSLR use.
I agree though in terms of how u use your camera. You have the rite to buy what your pocket could afford. I bet 90% of people including me have gear that is way over there level.
But hey if you could afford it, why not? I work my ass off running both my shops and will continue to buy what i like and could afford.