In other words, not all people with money use that money for the misguided purpose of enhancing an ephemeral social status. - David Lyga
Very true David, and speaking for myself, I would avoid buying any object having a social status, being a camera or a car. You are what you are, not what you buy unless you are moronic enough to believe it.
"The problem with photography is that it only deals with appearances." Duane Michals
"A photograph is a secret of a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." Diane Arbus