that maybe true for someone that is trained in engineering, and knows about sound...but for someone who knows little to none a dynamic mic could be counter productive because it is more prone to distortion while recording because it doesn't handle gain as well as a condenser. also im going to have to disagree with you on dynamic mics being used a lot for vocals...i've been to alot of studios and talked to alot of engineers who have worked in pro studios and condensers are the way to go when recording vocals. as for ribbons i just like the way they sound. dynamics have their uses, but i believe they are best for live sound. the only time the engineers i've talked to have used a dynamic mic for vocals is when it is screaming vocals because it ads a natural distortion which makes them sound better...then again maybe studio do it different in Canada.