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I do think this thread itself represents a wee bit of: "The lady doth protest too much, me thinks."
It doesn't take soooo much broad perspective to see that i) here's the Sony A9 being discussed in a thread on the Fuji forum, ironically about how the Fuji forum isn't discussing Sony (!), and ii) in thread that also manages to mention Nikon/Canon. It's a bit like when, during a university film class I was in, one student, in discussing a particular R.W. Fassbinder film felt in pertinent to clarify his own sexuality (totally irrelevant information)-- to which the professor replied, "Yes, and when we need to clarify our own sexuality to others it often means we're actually unsure about it for ourselves."
But look, this is my take: Fuji has an excellent APS-C system (and a new, really interesting mini-MF system), and that's its niche right now. It has produced cameras and lenses of a certain aesthetic and certain IQ/style, and it has carved out a nice corner of the photographic, ILC market. Fuji does a ton right. But the reason the A9 isn't a major topic of discussion is actually, in my opinion, really all about what Chez wrote in his earliest comments in this thread: The A9 is a totally different animal than anything Fuji makes. It's a different animal to anything Sony, until now, in E-mount, has made. It's only even somewhat comparable to CaNikon in terms of their "low" MP, high FPS sports cameras. Fuji isn't even trying to compete in this arena-- which is totally fine. Fuji has its own niche-- and is nailing it in that niche!
That's why I think the A9 isn't a major topic of discussion on this board-- aside from the usual protestations that Fuji users really aren't even thinking about Sony or Canon or Nikon (and of course whatever it means to have to announce such statements as proclamations), and the usual Sony shooters coming it to say Fuji users should be paying attention (should and shouldn't doesn't really come in to play here).
(Side note, and for reference/disclosure: I'm an A7rII shooter, and I'm totally impressed with the A9-- and yet I am not even considering it because of the resolution and price. It's not in my particular market. So I'm more like a Fuji shooter in this scenario... my market is elsewhere from the A9, but it's not because my camera is superior or better... it just caters to different goals. Oh, and I love the Fuji XT-2 and the f/2 primes... really awesome stuff.)