RED is way too modular. To the point of ridiculousness. Would be nice if they had a basic RED with Sony/Canon usability and Industrial design.
You will be able to upgrade, from my understanding, but this is the Pre NAB discount. After NAB the discount will be gone.
IMHO I hate this need to have upgrade mentality. Trying to keep up with the jones vs get jobs & make money as a DoP is counter-intuitive.
In any case, as proven, one can make money and be recognized as DoP without ever being an owner operator (personally I think many believe owning camera will magically make them more of a DoP instead of investing in a portfolio). And a new upgrade won't make any one a better DoP.
A smart business owner makes the smart decision of holding onto an exisiting camera (ie. Epic MX) without upgrading it etc. and ignoring the hype (speaking from hype buying experience).
Somewhat immature all your post get negs lol
Weapon is a super douche-y name.
I hate upgrades, but I hate having to flip cameras just as much so I don't lose money on them (Canon, Sony).