All well and good but what about the enthusiastic amateurs?
We've spent a lot on kit (admittedly not as much a PRO would but it's significant), tried loads of lens/camera combinations to find the most suitable kit for our interest and get little if any recognition. It's sad when you have to buy third party lenses because the OEM doesn't have a comprehensive range.
Some Sony stuff and now some Nikon stuff (shock horror). Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I'm branching out to someone who does.