LOL Dan! That is a good one and you got me for sure. Yep, OK. Dan the famous wildlife pro in a blind shooting black seals on an iceberg with his Canon 800mm and DSLR with OVF. Then he pans left to the snowbank and shoots mama black bear frolicking with her black cubs in the blinding white snowbank....
Then the bear spots Dan in the blind after getting a sniff of man meat and starts charging. Dan drops his camera and lens into the snow, grabs his bear spray and starts screaming and waving his arms.... The bear does a false charge and leaves Dan unscathed while Dan shoots himself with the bear spray canister....
Canon agrees to pay for the damage to the 17,000-dollar lens if they can market the shots of the black seal and mama black bear frolicking on the bright white iceberg and snowbank, shot with the spot meter and stopped down another stop for good measure.
Dan writes an article for Field and Stream Magazine explaining how he bravely filled the OVF with black seals and bears completely smashed with reflected bright white light from the snow, so he switches to spot meter plays with the EC and via his decades of experience nails the Pulitzer winning shot.
OK. I'll allow it in that one case. But if it were me, I probably still wouldn't use the spot meter.
You were just messing with me with an extreme example, right Dan?
But my anti-spot meter rant stands. I'm still writing the CEOs at Fuji, Canon, Nikon and Sony and demanding that spot meters be removed from all of their latest models.