Yea, I mean I understand he was just trying to write a funny story, but I have never understood this website's obsession with the superiority of Full Frame cameras. I own a Full Frame Camera, I also own a APS-H, and APS-C camera. They are all tools, and at different times with different circumstances each one will be the best tool for the job. So no, life isn't too short for "cropped sensors." I find it funny that after preaching the full frame gospel to everyone you then go on to say the AF on your 5d2 "drives me nuts." Well the AF on my 1D3 and 7D don't "drive me nuts," and they are lowly crop bodies. Those terrible crop bodies and their inadequate depth of field give me just subpar pictures like this one: http://www.pbase.com …otography/image/121955157
I do think the people critising your spending habits are perhaps going a bit too far. As far as hobbies, or even investments go (okay maybe that is a stretch), L-glass isn't a bad bet. You can usually get 80-90% of your purchase price back even if you sell it the day after you buy it, even more if you buy used to start. Heck, if you hold on to a lens for five years or more, generally prices will have increased to the point where you can sell them at a profit from what you paid. These days even the bank wants to CHARGE you to store YOUR money.
Great shot, I agree with you on the 7D, great camera and great auto focus to boot, can't wait for the new 5D to fix that issue, it does bug me when I shoot sports. You are right, cameras are just tools As for my spending habits, I don't have any debt but I take all my spare cash that I earn through my side business and it fuels the L addiction. Of course, it may seem like I have a few too many lenses but I justify it when I go out and shoot with my kids, we have 3 of us fighting over the lenses. Unfortunately, I aways end up carrying a majority of the weight, all that heavy glass ends up in my big bag.