You snap at everybody that offers their own viewpoint all the time like that? Sensitive, man...
I offered my own viewpoint, as did Daniel. That's generally the idea behind threads. I concluded with a "but hey, maybe I'm missing something", as in, I humbly accept if I'm in the wrong here and give you the benefit of the doubt. I grew up wit National Geographic magazine and painted countless birds from the pages of their magazines. I started out painting still birds, but eventually sought out images with more action, energy, dynamic composition. I don't photograph birds now, but if I did, that would be the kind of shots I would seek out. A 1DX would give me the greatest capability in doing this.
You think my stating my opinion that using a 1DX is overkill at capturing a bird perched on a branch is the act of being rude because you didn't like my opinion? Who's being the the rude one?
You make it sound like you should have two bodies, a good one for BIF and a second cheap one just in case you wan't to take a picture of a bird sitting in a tree. I am lucky to afford one. My opnion is if you would pass up a shot of a bird sitting in a tree because you gear is just to good for that, than you have a real ego problem. I was taking a picture of a sitting bird when I got the shot below. If I had to big of an ego to bother taking a shot of a sitting bird I would of missed that one.