The petty tech-geek cults are the foundation from which the creative types are supposed to spring forward.
No they are not. Artists make use of what materials are available and what help they can find.
Sounds like you saying the same thing.
Techies know their tools inside out.
Techies shouldn't be so easily categorized. Some techies are spawned out of their frustration at not having a certain kind of creative tool at their disposal. Other Techies don't like to deal with people so they do software, get paid, and are left alone by the masses. Creative people LEARN to be technical so they can communicate better. If anything, the level of techiness can be a pulsating threshold based on the job at hand.
Petty tech cultists harp on about irrelevant or obscure marginal technologies, advocating them against all reason with the fervor of blind faith. From your lunatic advocacy of K40 I take it you fall into the latter group. But this is not the place to argue this. Save that for another worthless thread in the small gauge film forum.
This idea of potshotting and then demanding the other person not reply gets tiresome, don't you think?
Kodachrome 40 is the only "format jumping" Color Super-8 filmstock in existence. In other words, If I desire, I can shoot Kodachrome 40 in such a way as to make it look like a non-home-movie format. The kind of "look" where if someone saw the image they would assume it was shot on film, on much better quality than an old home movie format, but on what film format, they couldn't say for sure.
That is a very important Super-8 filmic tool to have at one's disposal for possible distribution deals. Did you stop and think that your lack of understanding at what the real issue is for me and Kodachrome 40 makes you dismissive and judgemental towards other people's passion? Rather than look at my artistic requirements as my passion for my creativity, you call it lunatic advocacy.
I once made time-exposure images with my super-8 camera that judges in one film festival thought were done with a computer and my entry was disqualified as a result. In another Film Festival many years ago, one judge called my student entry, "too good to be done by students", and gave me a 98 out of a 100. It was both too good to have been done by a student yet it did not deserve a 100 out of a 100, and rather than winning the category my film was in, I received an honorable mention.
My passion is driven by the cameras I use in conjunction with the filmstocks necessary to get the look I want. What you call lunatic advocacy are the pallettes I use to create.
Die, Lunatic Advocacy lablers, Die.