Yeah fully agree.
Exactly like filming and sound recording nowadays! 98% of people filming have NO IDEA of how a camera work.
Those days, it's as easy as to press the record button,... what a joke, you don't even need a crank to use you camera.
And all those amateur "cameraman" or "aerial photographers" that use cheap, "made in China" cameras like those Panasonic GH4, Canon MII or Black Magic shit, instead of a real camera like an Arri or a Panavision.
Actually, people who can not load the magazine of a REAL camera ( you know what I mean), blindfolded, in less than 5 minutes shouldn't even be allowed to film anything.
And certainly not call themselves "professionals"
70 mm for REAL pros, maybe 35 if you are on a low budget. The rest is for irritating amateurs!
I hope the ASC will regulate the filming business so those cheap asian "camera makers" will be bankrupt soon. They are a plague too.
Or maybe let's ask a REAL helicopter pilot with a Cineflex what he thinks about you RC "toys".
Your ranting can be and has been made about every technological progress.
You can evolve and live with it or disappear like many have done.
If you are good at what you do, bad (amateur) pilots will make you look even better.