Not sure what this has to do with medium format, but I'll play.

I live and work in a world famous town that is chock full of egos but in terms of fellow pro photogs, no egos towards each other. As for the people asking me about gear, it happens and depending on how much I am concentrating is how I respond.

A front page newspaper article on a show of my new work runs tomorrow, I think I kept the ego at bay, we'll see, LOL!