Once more (parce que je pense que le franc n'est pas tombe...), I believe this is a place where real people, using their real names, enjoy disagreeing in a respectful way, a skill you have obviously not mastered.
Should you think that you have a sufficient professional qualification to contest or disprove even a single one
of the technical elements in my exposition, please be my guest.
Being respectful to others, in my book, includes refraining as much as possible
from proffering ill-informed, ignorant opinions and judgments about a technical topic that demonstrate nothing more than the vacuity and presumption of the person behind them.
The problem with such people is that they are so
1) they don't even realize their ignorance about some particular technical topic
2) they can't recognize or appreciate the application of real knowledge.
In particular, a sure sign on photography-oriented forums identifying these conceited types is their criticism and summary judgment of some DxO-related methodology, even though they don't have a shred of an inkling of the qualification to really understand the issue at hand.
I have no connection with DxO whatsoever, other than being an occasional visitor of their site.
Still, I think I know enough about some domains germane to DxO's activities, including applied mathematics, physics and engineering to realize that the odds of some random bloke being right about some arcane technical topic, and DxO wrong, is vanishingly small.
DxO is of course not special, as the same thing can be said for any number of domains, including camera design, IT, law, economy, marketing, history, music, foreign relations, literature etc.
The day conceited ignoramuses become intelligent enough to appreciate the negligible odds of they having a better insight about a particular topic than the people, groups or companies that have cultivated real, specialized knowledge, ability and experience is the day this kind of tedious thread will disappear from the Internet.
Meanwhile, in technical, fact- and science-based topics
, I don't think it's an entirely bad thing for some people to occasionally
come across a person who doesn't tolerate fools gladly, and makes them realize the value of restraint and of thinking twice about whether their background really
equips them to issue informed
opinions and judgments.