I found this thread interesting to start. Over the last few years I have learned a great deal from this site and the people on it. While Ill agree in part that it is the photographer that makes the shot, I have seen the difference good glass can make. I have also had some outstanding captures from a P&S but they dont compare with a DSLR.
I dont know why Internet Heroes feel the need to be belligerent 90% of the time. My guess is that they just lack some serious social skills, both on-line & in real life.
Most of us here constantly hone our photographic skills and use this form as an exchange of ideas and techniques.
Too bad people cant put personal opinions aside to give intelligent input!
I guess Ill have to finally use that ignore button myself.[V]
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
"Why are the pictures square if the lens is round?
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take.