My theory is that people who are overly attached to their purchasing decisions take offense at his casual praise for most cameras.
Originally Posted by analoguey
For the most part, KR either declares something "The Best Ever At Any Price" or "Absolute Shite". Not a lot of middle ground.
And most stuff rates as "The Best Ever..." because KR understands that stuff doesn't matter anyway.
So the guy who just dropped $2k on the latest Canon suddenly reads that the latest Nikon is "The Best Ever..."!!!
Total consumer culture vapor lock! This isn't just some guy on the internet who disagrees. This is a fundamental assault on my manhood!! Why, don't you know that the gaussian pixel Bayer filter asymptotic polychromatic auto ISO USB diffraction layer on the Nikon was ranked by DPReview as 0.03% WORSE than the Canon?!?!?!? How could one possibly, in a million years, expect to take a single competent photograph with such garbage kit as that?!?!?
KR tweaks them because he gets that the gaussian pixel Bayer filter asymptotic polychromatic auto ISO USB diffraction layer doesn't mean a damned thing, and that you can take an absolutely glorious photograph with a Kodak Instamatic camera if you know what you are doing.
Its all pretty amusing, really. There are guys out there with countless thousands of dollars invested in gear who never take any actual pictures. But by golly, that camera they never use...well, it is the best!!