Dun feel so bad lah, one camera shop in KL actually said I look like a wanted man ...and the other one dun want to sell me a S7000Z, coz I dressed poorly
It is true that nowaday, people judge you based on the equipment you got and who you are. But through more meetings, you do come across 'genuine' photographers with etiquette/manner.
If it makes you feel betta, my D70 plus kitlens cost more than the car I am driving.....
The only thing makes me feel bad is that my photos still sux big time.....LOL