Sigh ... I signed up for a short photography class by a local pro photographer, and my first session was last night. Although we'd previously completed a survey about our current equipment and photography experience, the first thing the instructor had us do was unpack our cameras. He then grouped us according to camera "similarity." OK, he wanted us sitting next to someone with a similar camera so we could help each other out. Makes sense I suppose. It's a small class: two Nikon D7000s, a D5100, a D3200, a Pentax K20D, a supposedly 5-yr-old Olympus DSLR (couldn't see the model), a Canon G12, a Nikon Coolpix L110, and an ancient Fujifilm P&S that had a ~1.5" LCD on it. Of course, I was there with my E-M5 (45/1.8 mounted). All the other ILCs had kit lenses mounted. How did the instructor group us? He paired the D7000s up. Then he put the rest of the DSLRs together (Nikon, Olympus and Pentax). Finally, he put the P&S group together: G12, Coolpix, Fujifilm and of course, the E-M5! I figured he'd put the Oly DSLR and me together, but no. When I pointed out I had a m43 camera, our instructor replied that the E-M5 "has similar capabilities" as the point & shoots. I'm really disappointed. I knew there'd be a fair amount of review, and I was the only one in the class who wasn't shooting in auto mode. I was the only one who knew the parts of the camera. But I really didn't expect the instructor to be so ignorant ... and biased. He kept referring to exposure compensation as "EV mode," so we all looked at him blankly, till I asked if he meant exposure compensation, and he said yes. He claims no one should ever use any mode other than fully manual, and that anyone who shoots at shutter speeds below 1/60th of a second *will* get blurry shots (no mention of focal length or stabilization). His explanation of ISO was a simple "never shoot at an ISO above 100." He had us figure out the max and min shutter speeds on our cameras as well as the max and min apertures (never mentioning aperture depends on the lens and not the camera body). He was stunned to find the Oly DSLR and my E-M5 "P&S" could meter down to 60 seconds while the other DSLRs could only meter to 30 seconds. Ugh. This guy's a pro wildlife photographer, he says, the last of his pro buddies to go from film to digital, and he's supposedly won int'l competitions five times. "Would have been six, but the judges thought I'd photoshopped my latest photo." I guess I expected a certain amount of arrogance and bias, but I never expected my E-M5 to be written off as a P&S without more than a glance, nor did I expect this guy to be so haughty when spouting incorrect or incomplete info. I'm not sure if I'll go to the remaining three sessions or not. What d'yall think? Am I wrong to feel as I do?