Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as a potential reason for getting the biggest or most expensive sensor/cameras. Although the perceived adulation is 99.9% only in the persons imagination.
Companies do the same thing, to the detriment of easily swayed consumers.
“Oh no! I just got my 50mm f1 seven months ago and now they brought out a 50mm f.95!
Oh the humanity! How will I ever survive.l