If I were going to use the term 'retarded' as a pejorative, I would probably post as AC too. In any case, his point still stands. The American economy is driven by consumption. I would be willing to bet that a large portion of Nikon sales go to American consumers, and just because 'pclminion's' comment was specifically targeted at the US consumer, a generality can be derived to describe consumers in any Geographical region/ socioeconomic grouping who can afford higher end cameras. Asserting some supposed level of retardation sustained by his brain just because you found something you could pick apart in his comment makes you look like a bored, sad and lonely individual. Next time at least try extracting any value from a comment and then comment on how it could be improved or made more accurate.