I suppose I never got any of this "mines better than yours", you know why?
When all the kids had Spectrums and Commodores....my Dad bought a Dragon32 and then an Amstrad CPC!
When all the kids got dot matrix printers....my Dad brought home an OKI daisy wheel!
Then just as everyone else got Atari STs and Amigas...my Dad bought home an Amstrad PC 1640!
So my childhood was never allowed to be childish as I simply never had a tech leg to stand on. However I did buy Canon kit and have stuck by it since 1997 so Nikon owners, flame on!!!