Yeah, that seems to be the case. They probably assume the photos taken by people holding dslrs are able to produce better photos.:sweat:
What irks me most when asking other people to help take a photo of me & friends is that they don't fill the frame, or the people are off-centre. Duh. ;( This happens even when using a PnS, not to mention DSLR. I think some of the suggestions in the thread are worth exploring.