In the old days, there was no menu system, just a few simple dials on the camera. When we took a bad photo, we did not blame the camera, we learned and moved on, and be happy to see our improvement next time. Photography was so enjoyable.I guess it comes down to how differently we all use our cameras. Yeah I don't get the fuss over menus either. I just don't go in there and muck around that often. But I probably only use about ten percent of the capabilities of my cameras. I guess I can understand how it's more important to power users.