Ken Rockwell (he's the Rush Limbaugh of the photography world - an arrogant, condescending, self-contradicting gas-bag that will say anything to generate clicks and money) Don't hold back tell us how you really feel
I agree. both are good at telling people what they want to hear or don't want to hear, so either way people they get exposure.
I really love the controls on the 300s and wish they would put the iso/qual/WB buttons in that location on more cameras. It seems you have to pay a premium for it.