35 has its place. This morning I rose from my sick-bed -- bad cold, you don't want one -- and went to the eastern edge of the Pine Barrens with my wife to look for a couple of rare plants. We even found one of them, Asclepias lanceolata, in bloom.
Took the 35 mm gear because I wasn't up to setting up for close-up flash shots with a Graphic. Some times larger gear is just too cumbersome and slow-working. And since I was shooting KM (freezer's not empty yet) with flash and a MicroNikkor, I get better pictures than I would at the same scale on 2x3 with EPP or EPN. When I want to squeeze more in, then 2x3 wins because I can shoot it at a larger scale than 35 mm.
Horses for courses, as my many times great grandfather used to say.
I went from shooting 6 mp dslr's to 645, to 6x6, to 6x7, to 6x9 (with a few 4x5's thrown in for good measure). I thought 35mm was a waste of time and money. I find that, having shot 35mm for the past 3 weeks or so, that I am able to make great images with this format. I was so preoccupied with detail and tonality, that I forgot the purpose of using a camera in the first place: to make a great image!
I must say, however, that I was not convinced that 35mm was a more than viable medium for me until I got this Contax G outfit. Those zeiss lenses...they ain't human, man! They see things 35mm ain't supposed to see!
I've actually considered trading one of my Blad bodies for a G2...