It was May of 2014; I had taken the step to purchase my first Sony camera, the A6000 some months earlier, for two specific reasons: I was a former Minolta camera user, primarily because they were one of only two camera companies to make their own glass, and their price points were most reasonable - and Sony was to use the Minolta mount on their cameras, with adapters from China and elsewhere easily obtainable. The second reason was, I had two treasured Leica lenses, 50mm and 35mm Summicrons, which I could finally use again, with those useful and reasonably-priced adapters.
I had considered the NEX cameras, but was put off by negative comments about their menu system. When the A6000 was announced, I read the specifications, and immediately said "These guys have hit a home run!" I was excited about the concept of mirrorless, the electronic viewfinder,small and powerful at 24megapixels(!), being able to use lenses I already owned and felt were excellent, and a price that was low for all of the above.
I began to familiarize myself with the A6000 and became happy with the new way of using a camera; mirrorless was as revolutionary as the change from film to digital.
In May, my wife and I were fortunate to be able to go to Cuba on an educational trip, and my A6000, the Leica lenses and the 16-50mm Sony lens went with us. There were two professional photographers with the 12 of us, and during the trip, I had a chance to compare notes, comments and images in camera with them. Although we were cordial to each other, the owner of the Mark III kept referring to my A6000 as a 'toy.' She couldn't see the advantages or the potential of mirrorless, and size and weight still translated as "professional" in the photography world.
I was able to return with an incredible series of images from that trip. Since then, I have moved to photography as my main income, specializing in Theater and event photography, now using the Sony A77 II, Sony AR II, and the Sony A6300.
Here are a couple of images from these fields.
Last, it is gratifying to see Sony continuing to push the envelope, although Sony makes it hard, very hard, to avoid Gear Acquisition Syndrome!