The lesson you should take away from this is never test a camera in front of a client. The ONLY time you want to be around a good client is when you're in total command of your tools.
I think there is another lesson here.
Most of us on this forum have seen Yair of Leaf come on time to time.
It's no secret that Leaf has had some recent issues with their sensors, but Yair's accessiblity has gone a long way to quiet some of this and for many of us even impressed enough to look past some of the issues.
So many times most of the issues we have with these backs comes from the learning curve and the lack of communication between the user, the maker and the dealers.
Yair's availability has gone a long way to adding street creed to Leaf and I know won a lot of people over.
The same can be said for Dave Gallagher, (a Phase dealer) and Steve Hendrix (A leaf, Blad, Sinar dealer), who are both in Atlanta. (What's the deal with Atlanta?).
Now obviously these people want to sell product but so does every other dealer and manufacturer in the world and these are the only three people I know of that make/sell a high end product that are available on line.
The fact that they come on, answer questions, some of them very difficult questions makes all of our jobs easier and our decisions wiser.
Why all the manufacturerers don't recognize this surprises me and I'm including Canon and Nikon in this mix.
All any of us want is just real answers, not just PR releases.
I've purchased and used Kodak, Nikon, Fuji, Leaf and Canon digital cameras and none of them are perfect, some of them for certain instances can be amazing but all have their limitations and work arounds.
I'd would have saved me a lot of time if Nikon had someone on one of these forums that said, "yes the highlights on the D2x can blow so watch the histogram closely". Or if Canon addressed the red color in the skin tones and offered some information on how to remove it without globally messing with the file, or , etc. etc.
I can promise you the company that wins in this will be the one that's most transparent and Hasselblad could learn a lot by reading AND participating in these forums.
So could all the makers of the equipment we use.