Hehe, I'm so amused reading some of those comments.
Nikon shooters describing Nikon cameras as machines with better dynamic range, more details, with ability to push shadows from hell to heaven, better low light porformance,better color depth etc etc etc.
Canon shooters (at least some of them) are saying:
Naaah, you don't need dynamic range. I'm shooting weddings and I never missed dynamic range.
Noooo, don't go to "the dark side". Canon has better grip then Nikon.
Gods forbid, don't switch! You will have to learn new layout. Nikon buttons are at weird place and just wait to see Nikon menu system.
No no no, don't go to Nikon. If you print 1"x1" you won't see the difference between cameras.
Funny thing; whenever someone asking abou switching to Nikon, those orthodox Canon shooters can only say, Canon has better button position and better body to hold
and if you switch you'll have to learn different layout and menu (uuuuuuhhhh, noooooo, you can torture me, but just don't make me learn new things, hehe). Oh yeah; Canon also have this rotating thing at the back - Scott Kelby says he can list through images like "frrrrrrrrrrrrrrr".
So, to draw a line:
according to Nikon shooters Nikon cameras have: better dynamic range, better low light performance, more details, very good focusing system, better color depth
according to Canon shooters Canon cameras have: better grip to hold the camera and better button layout and of course this rotating thing at the back (Scott Kelbys favourite).
Now,... who will throw the first stone?
And a whisper to the moderator: Was I over the edge? Will I be banned?
well basically some of what you say is true, however why would one invest in a lot of glass (regardless of brand) then change seeking some magical difference in their photos when in many cases it is not even distinguishable at all? Sure if you dont have a lot of money invested, make a change, if you are big time into landscapes and need so called dynamic range go Nikon. If you want more glass choice go canon. However unless you are printing HUGE images, are a pro etc you will probably find little to console yourself with in the cost of changing. I have seen this happen with a number of friends and like I said, not one of them is producing work Id class as a lot better regardless of which brand they switch to