From my observation, this thread seems likely directed in large part at Ray. If you don't like his posts, don't read them, don't respond to them. Seems like some people on this forum don't like their views challenged, rightly or wrongly as the opposing view may be. But wanting to create a member's clubhouse is a grade school reaction of popular mean kids...
Obviously some recent threads and the continuation of the same questions would lead us to think that it is directed towards one person, but I don't believe any of this is specifically directed at any one person because these type of me, me, me threads have come up before.
I believe what most people want is personal and relevent information. There is nothing wrong with anyone shooting a scene with multiple format cameras and showing the results. I've done that myself, but there is something troubling for one person to continually ask someone else to do their work for them.
Photography is all about experimentation and this takes investment.
In my experience the only online forums that truly work are the ones where eveyrone shares in equal amounts, regardless of experience.
You see it all the time on forums. Someone joins, asks others to do their leg work, then once they got what they want they disappear.
The same holds true for people with monitary agendas. They will join a forum, immediatly post a dozen for sale notices and once they get the use of "free ebay", go back into the woodwork.
There a dozens of kind a well meaning people willing to lend a hand, offer equipment, even direct to the best source, but once again it's really up to the person asking to come to their own conclusions.
Then again, all of this has been said at least a hundred times and for some people that doesn't seem to resonate, which really kills the spirit of this or any other forum.
It's about sharing, not just receving.