Lots of fun and great work has been done in very "primitive" or "guessed at" exposure control situations.
When people did not have the means it was a different story. When I can very easily have a device that nails my exposures I want to use it.
Conent is obviosuly extremely important but it is called PHOtography (phos=light) for a reason.
Originally Posted by markbarendt
One of the true joys of shooting negatives is the ability to ignore the camera and just shoot.
That is why people invented cameras that meter automatically.