I couldn't care less what you think of me, but honestly, gosh, I didn't know he had nice cameras, or was even a surgeon. In fact, I thought Dr Chong was some nickname or something.
I don't know, I'm relatively new, but those photos I saw from the time I became active (roughly Jan 07 after lurking around for quite some time) were pretty cool, in my view. I'm not that bored to dig up old threads.
Everyone's entitled to some personal opinion after all, nothing wrong with me not wanting to be in your shoes based on MY experience with our dear student. =)
My point is that those who express their opinions in such an incourteous manner while citing the reasoning that he was very rude when he put people who disagreed with him down.. Are hypocritical, and I would not want to be like them. Take for example, people say he's rude, aggressive blah blah blah.
And they use words like "shamelessly kiss his @ss" "some crappy pic". There are definitely better choices of words to use. You say you believe that beauty is in the eye of the believer. I do not think so. Your very choice of those words simply give me a hint that you have a rather rigid mindset, much more rigid than you'd like to be portrayed as such.
Besides, if one disagrees with him, there are better ways than to hang around others' threads and borrow them to OT to whack him. (Now, this is definitely NOT related to you, at least not from what I have seen. I don't have time to read everything, though.)
I mean, I've seen people just waltz into some random P&P thread and say, oooh your photos are sharp, not like student and his crappy works. How idiotic and immature is that? If you thought I was referring to you, then pardon me, I did not mean to hurt your delicate sensitivities. I am not so free to pick fights with everyone in the world who disagrees with me. Next time I shall phrase my words better then, rofl.