As one who also followed the teachings of Ansel and Fred Picker, I printed for years with Cold Light. I do have to admit though that I have returned to the condensor for the past 10 years and don't think I'll be going back the cold light way. It is a personal choice based upon the results I desire and I find that cold light tends to be too flat for my tastes. Also too soft. Imagine what happens when using noise reduction or dust and scratch removal filters in Photoshop... your image quality becomes softer due to pixel "dot gain". This same effect happens with cold light. My images tend to be very soft in quality and cold light just pushes them too far over the edge for me.