As soon as you detail a picture (sharpness, bokeh, ...), you miss the point. A picture is a whole. Of course people can use less than perfect equipment as it might ease what they try to convey but what matter is not the technical trick, it is the result: can you "see" beyond the picture or not?
Too often the lens artifacts (from a misused Petzval, or other gimmicks) are all that I can see. The actual photo is nothing much. Just like the oversaturated colors, or HDR foolishness which seems so popular.