True but what about Polaroid, there are those .5 seconds that it might be latent....what is "photographic creationism".
All in all, it is all important in my mind (all aspects of the photographic life cycle). Who is to say one is more important? Think about a massive website, is the graphic designer more important than the security admin or the database admin or the product photog or the content writer or the.....
I guess I mean with photography we wear many hats and depending on how many they are all equally important because they eventually produce a thing of art.