Regardless of brand, I've always been a firm believer that a good artist can paint with a nail. A good painter an expensive brush does not make! It's about the artist and not the tools. And so, with that, I think that all of this chest thumping about Canon or Nikon being the best is pernicious blather. "Your Schwart is bigger than mine", you say? Well, I say it's not the size of the Schwartz that matters; it's how you use it.
With all of the petty arguments about Canon vs. Nikon, ad nauseum, I guess it's safe to say that the photographers of years gone by all suck because they didn't have a 1.21 Gigawatt Hasselfree digital camera and so they couldn't create beautiful photos. I say BULLSH*T. Just give me a device that has an aperture that opens and closes as fast or as slow as I want it to and give me some good glass and I'm happy. I don't care if it makes coffee, has a 2" LCD, writes at 48x, or whatever. It's the ARTIST not the tools!!!
Good day sir!!