What's wrong is we keep trying to keep up with and/or live up to the big boys standards.We should ignore the LF and MF critics and just "do it our way".
There's lots of things they can't do, that we can. Ever try covering a race with a 4x5 and get more than 1 shot? Ever try handholding a view camera with a 500 or 1000m lens? Ever try buying a motor drive for a Sinar?
Sure, there's lots of things they can do we can't- but we don't need to do them to produce a "work of art".
They point to their 16x20s and say we'll never make anything that good from 35mm. Well for them that's only an 2 to 8x enlargement. I stack our 2 to 8x enlargements up against theirs any day for quality. Let them enlarge at 8 to 16x and I'll bet the tune changes.
35mm users arise. Stop limiting your self to what "they" say. go out an buy yourself some REALLY BIG trays and print to the size your heart desires!Forget about grain and think content instead.Millimeter for millimeter we're sharper anyway.