Pro or not pro or amateur or novice or whatever, I will only bother talking if anyone discusses about food. Heh.
Talking about cameras or photography with strangers can drive me nuts sometimes. Imagine if everyone here actually met up for an outing, everyone will still be talking about cameras, the ooohs and aaahhs...who is a pro who's not blah blah plus all the flattering nonsense. The only good 'organised' photo outing to me is a well planned with itenery to go along and someone who will drive or 'chair' the outing. Rather than meeting up with no real purpose.
Anyway, you cant expect everyone out there who's holding a camera to be really really nice to you, a stranger, someone who appeared out of nowhere. I would feel scared if someone came up to me and ask if I am a pro or not. They are a lot of people out there who earns a living by taking photos. Do give them a break. No offence. Just my views. Cheers to all.