I'm pretty sure you are not in a position to define what "real photography" is for me, nor to even define what the words "real" or "photography" mean to me.

You also have no sway over the nuances I apply in a conversation, what interests me, the audience I choose to speak to (and their views), nor the context I frame my words in or how I apply the words.

For me, saying that D & A are the same is demeaning to both. The differences in how people use them is huge.

What I mean by that, is that they each have their own strengths, skill sets, and failings.

For me, treating them the same is silly and confusing.