Not a fair comparison. It's like you are comparing a 28mm to a 150mm. Yes, if you stand way back, the long shot will cover the same picture. You can't start calling the perspective shift a flaw. If anything, I expect most would find that the attraction.
I'm not saying anywhere that the perspective shift is a distortion, I'm talking about the distortions caused by using a curved film plane and a rotating lens, with cameras like a Widelux. I actually use the widest lens I can on my 6x17.
So you're saying most would prefer an image of a straight wall to look like this