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My point, as it were, was to help you understand that your comments thus far have not helped to perpetuate a productive conversation so much as it has deteriorated it.
I accept that and think the same can be said for many people all over this forum (yourself included in your post addressing my 'Point 4') - it is the nature of the beast.
Robust debate is needed but you know, the Internet is often the last place that that can happen constructively because we aren't face to face thrashing out ideas.
And when I wrote, 'That to be human is to be a hypocrite', it was another way of saying do as I say not as I do. Or, that if we are honest, we can't open our mouths without being hypocritical. It is part of the human condition.
I often make flippant remarks, and they may seem harsh, but I also hope they can trigger something within people - that can get people looking at their work and practice - because photography is not easy. In fact, it may be the case that is harder than at any time in history due to the sheer volume of talent and excellent imaging equipment that exists (I know the contradiction here) - especially the Sigma 35.