This type of arrogance is similar to the same arrogance from the other main MF manufacturers... (with the exception of Pentax)
It is part of the snobbery that is part of selling the ultra high end that costs ten times more the the
other high end options and have almost indistinguishable quality differences.
So Leica has 20% of the MF market... a there are no numbers, just other fuzzy claims such as "best year ever".
While reps of MF companies are on these forums all the time, none offer up sales numbers.
Going back to Leica .... it's rather funny how they are so aloof about MF yet the only offering they have is a "crop sensor".
A little detail they forgot to mention on their website:http://www.s.leica-camera.com/en/System/THE-NEW-LEICA-S#feature_9
30x45mm sensor. Smallert sensor in MF.
That is only 3mm on top and bottom and 4.5mm more on each side.
That said Leica has advantages in having a luxury Super DSLR (More appropriate definition than MF).
Even if sales are low and it does not become a dominant too for pros it will still add prestige to the brand..
a prestige that is already high.
Both Hasselblad and Phase One have nothing else to sell to a broader market so they are fully dependent on
their MF sales. (well maybe Capture One for Phase). We all know that MF sales are in decline. They have been for a long time. They may have leveled
out, but that is not promising in this day and age. Tough future for MF only manufacturers.
No significant new MF sensor performance in a long time is a bad sign. Just very very expensive MP count increase more than a year ago from only one vendor.
60 went to 80MP.
Nikon in one category went from 12 to 36MP with a large increase in dynamic range and for only a small price increase.
I also think that a very significant announcement was that of Zeiss announcing it's new series of for Nikon mount.
It will be interesting to see where this goes.