I disagree. If you look at the photographs of Cartier-Bresson very few are highly resolved and a number aren't close to being in focus but they hang together just fine. The reproductions of Tony Ray Jones work (it's a long time since I've seen his originals on a gallery wall) exhibit an array of resolution and exposure issues and are all fantastic photographs.
In the end it's a philosophical issue as to whether 35mm is the correct medium to pursue absolute tonality and resolution or whether grain and processing differences intervene before lines per inch, for most viewers.