haha, why would I do that? By your logic everyone should drive H1 Alpha's... ;-) And I guess I should replace my perfectly good camera with a D2X... lol
Heh! The tool has to be appropriate to the task. An H1 is not really efficient, comfortable, or a good tool for everyday transportation. They don't have much room inside and the Civilian models are unreliable and underpowered. So if for transportation you are looking for well made, well appointed, reliable transportation, the H1 is a bad analogy. By the way, it seems it is a POS as a Military Vehicle also.
On to the D2x Analogy. This one is a little harder, but wait for the punchline my friend!
The "average" camera owner cannot figure out how to turn on a D2X, as opposed to the N50 which a 2 year old could operate. It is apropriate for the job of taking pictures, but not appropriate for taking snapshots. It is durable, reliable and well appointed. However it is heavy and costs roughly 12x what a good $500 camera would cost you after you add a Flash and a lens so that you can use. it. Even on the Used market, it is still prohibitively expensive.
So here'e where this anology falls short. It is virtually unuseable for almost all "average" camera users because of complexity. It is "WAY" over the top in terms of expense, remember, my N50 cost me the same as a DLX or Viking, et al. Somewhere along the line the vast bulk would make it fail the basic requirements test for most who were buying a camera.
The reason I point out the analogy shortfalls of the D2X here is that my N50 met all my requirements and most everybody else here on the forum for a mixer, except for maybe one. It is a little larger. It cost me almost the same amount had I bought a DLX, Viking or any number of others. It is basically a KitchenAid Model G with a Gray Paint job. It is perfect for the task at hand, and it basically don't break. It fails miserably in one regard for most people though. It is a little on the ugly side to most.
So your H1 analogy falls short because it's kinda like saying everyone should buy a Hobart 80 Qt mixer. The 80 Qt is not good for the job of mixing 3-4 pounds of dough and will not sit on the counter. (See my original requirements for a mixer earlier in the thread)
The D2X analogy falls short because the cost is WAY over the top of even a $500 camera and most people could never figure out how to use it. It's the Hobart 140 Qt of cameras.
One thing that was not a concern of mine that probably is of a lot of people. The KA mixers are "snazzy' looking. The N50 is not "snazzy", it is "Anti-Snazzy". Feel free to borrow that term under strict license to me of course ;-) I'll have to think of a good car analogy that may fit the scenario. However, my wife doesn't know anything about this yet. She doesn't bake and there will most likely be a "discussion" about this "brute" being in her kitchen. Occasionally, I have to exercise Veto power and this will most likely be one of those occasions. Kinda like letting here have some space in my Garage, ehh!
For a car analogy, I'm thinkin' circa 1964 and my Dad's purchase at that time of a Volvo 122s 4 Door sedan. I'll get back to you on that one...
If you think back to the world at that time, and that was how I was raised, it will probably tell you a lot about me. But I digress, back to the questions at hand!
And now to the Punchline....
When I first read this post, I had a smile you would have had to be here to appreciate. Especially considering the Cracked central incisor that I sport. I was grinning ear to ear!! You see aba I have had a lot of cameras in my 50 years. Discounting the Film Cameras, and only considering the digital cameras, we'll go over them here.
1) Some older Sony Digital, 2.1 MP, when that was the biggest you could get, and a Glass Zeiss Lens. 1999 $1000
2) Fuji S2 Pro 6 Mp 2002 $1800 street price, Could Use all the Lenses/Flashes from My Nikon F4
3) Fuji S3 Pro 6 MP 2005 $2000 street Price Still using all my Older lenses
4) Nikon CoolPix 8800 Snapshotter for the wife to use $1000 2005
and Taaaa!!! Daaaaa!!!!
5) Nikon D2X $4995 for the Body, Pony'd up for a Macro Lens, some other Lenses, a Macro Flash, and a Sb-800 Flash.2005, Large Microdrives, Arca swiss B1 Monoball sitting on a Gitzo 2227 Carbon Fiber Tripod.
So you can see why I had a little chuckle when I first read the post and the D2X analogy. However, I would not recommend the D2X to anyone I know. I don't know any particularly adept amateur photographers. Additionally it doesn't meet almost anybodies requirements for a personal camera.
Anyhow, the reason I opted for the N50 was the cost was an extra $125 or so over the KA 6 Qt, almost the same price as a Viking or DLX and was in my opinion the hands down winner for what I wanted to do with it, which is to mix up Bread Dough and Pizza Dough. It had to be a last purchase Mixer. I'm not into collecting Mixers yet.
Of course having a good mixer does not make a great Pizza, as pointed out by all the members out there in the screw driver mixing cult(I have heard that there is a break out cult who only use Snap-On screwdrivers, so there is debate everywhere). A good Camera does not make a great Photographer either. That brings me to another observance, it's a hobby, and like all hobbies, there is passion involved. There are different opinions and how one chooses to pursue the hobby is different for everyone.
Now here's a little snap of My Dachshund that I'll submit you to for mentioning a D2X on a Mixer Forum!!
It was taken with the 2.1 MP Sonyhttp://www.lesgarten.com/pix/misc/max.jpg