Since I was bored I opened this thread and read up to 8 pages and gave up. Must be because I am a woman.
I love gadgets, handling cameras , but standing around talking about them is not my cup of tea. I would rather be out shooting.
I have been doing darkroom work for over 65 years and in the old days, that world was very male; but time does change and more and more of my students are woman. With my serious photography students it is about 50/50.
You all need to go out and make images, use that equipment !