You're absolutely right ; in fact, I thought reading Ken's paper that he had an untold yet very precise target in mind : the lazy gearhead amateur with more money than brain (or experience), afflicted by lens envy and who doesn't get the point of learning photography bases from books and hands-on experiments.I get the seniment but I disagree. I have a full set of Canon L series primes and L series zooms as well as a growing m4/3 system (pus some MF film stuff, panoramic cameras, housings etc). They are both useful and important in different situations. I'd agree that primes are better if you want to LEARN photography and improve at the maximum rate, but if you actually know what you're doing????
Hmm, I think that Ken deliberately acts the fool quite often, just to get some notoriety and self-publicity.I find that Ken Rockwell often tries to make others look like they don't know what they're talking about to cover up for the fact that he doesn't know what he's talking about.