we picked up a couple of real leicaphreaks after you left, copake. it's almost too much to bear! =(
Well, as the boss, so is his company. For those gaga-talkers RFF has always been an attractive place. They have the majority there, at least their noise can make you believe that. A bunch of good photogs have gone therefore, a pity.
Wise Old Frontiersman once said "Beware the man with only one rifle; he can probably use it extremely well."
I think the same holds true with photographers and cameras. The wise old icons use their cameras extremely well, no matter how old, what brand, or what film.
The last true one-lens-shooters have been the photogs using the Graflex and Rollei TLRs. Not only the many newspaper PRs, also folks like Arbus, Newton, Doisneau used these fixed lens TLRs even still in the 70s, when the 35mmSLRs had conquered quite a part of the pro market.
Still in the 60s, when all this stuff costed a fortune there were discussions going on if it is necessary and if it makes sense at all for an amateur to have a camera with interchangeable lenses.
At the latest when the C220/330 came out some noticed how high the price was for having different different focal length available, weight, size , limited speed, and the costs were bitter pills and limited the versatility of the TLR concept just as much as it unchained it.
As for me i do believe in the advantages of having a wide and a short tele too available at least for 135 film, 70% of my pics are made with a 25mm on RF or 28mm on SLR.
But also if working with more than one FL the old law is valid: Limitation is freeing.