I'm not going to bother plowing through a line by line post. You have to actually say something, not just contradict. I won't be trolled.
For the benefit of the rest of the people reading, I'll point out that just about every DSLR body is capable of making great photographs. The newest ones have a higher megapixel count than anyone would ever require unless they plan to create murals or billboards. The resolution of most modern lenses stopped down a bit out resolve the sensor. The reason to buy primes is for size/weight considerations, exotic focal lengths (fisheyes and very long telephotos in particular), and for speed (zooms are generally f/2.8 at the fastest, while primes go up to f/1.2. However the latest camera bodies have sensors capable of shooting as high as ISO 3200 without excessive noise, which makes even f/4 lenses as fast as the fastest lenses on a D200 or D50 just a few years ago.
The most important aspect in choosing equipment is to look for the least expensive camera body that does what you want to do, so you can afford to get a range of lenses that cover all the kinds of shooting you plan on doing. A variety of lenses is much more useful than a high end camera body. For most non professional photographers, the lower end Nikon DX bodies paired with two kit lenses that span 18mm to 200mm and a 35mm f/1.8 prime will do everything most advanced amateurs would ever need to do.
The exceptions are specialized applications... low light sports or concert photography, formal studio portraits or product shots, photographing birds in flight and landscape or architectural photography that needs to be printed larger than the standard print sizes. All of these require specialized tools that are different than the average photographer would need.
Just like with audiophile overkill, it is way too easy to spend more than you need to on camera equipment. There are always people happy to give you expensive advice. It's not their money! The truth is that reasonably priced equipment, intelligently chosen will perform just as well for the average photographer as someone who throws money indiscriminately at the most expensive camera bodies and glass. It's stupid to chase specifications that you can't see without pulling out a microscope.
A camera is a tool, not an extension of one's ego.
Edited by bigshot - 2/15/13 at 10:10pm