I must confess, I've been something of an equipment hound in the past - I seem to recall Michael having coined a term for this sort of person a while back, but its name escapes me However, along the way, as I've grown more comfortable w/ the technical aspects, I've sort of reversed philosophy to the point where I could care less about what technology a sensor is made from (CCD, CMOS, ABC, whatever) - I want to see what kind of pictures it can make. After that, I'll consider the technical angles - like CMOS generally consuming a lot less energy, etc (though even that doesn't make the only difference in camera battery life...).
ETA - it just struck me as odd the way this guy talked about this "report", so I figured I might investigate, in case I'd been totally asleep and missed something like that... I realize, now, that my query about it here should have been a self-answering question... heh heh...
I like the analogy to film types, though - even though we can manipulate the crap out of an image, if we so desire, its still got a basic set of information to start with - a "flavor", if you will - and that's never going to change.
In addition to this D2X I'm going to be playing with shortly, I'm also getting quite a large amount of medium and large format gear (I'm a bit overwhelmed, actually) - I found myself poring over Kodak and Fuji film specs again I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed reading those... as if it made a difference to my photography