Edward Weston did not favor light meters, but developed by inspection, using the same materials day in and day out. The comment about his church photograph being saved by not metering does not make sense.
Fred Picker said many things; some made sense, while others did not. I loved him dearly as a friend, but many comments he made, especially later in life, were not supported by fact. The truth is, his own work was not that consistently good.
A good light meter is a good thing.