Here here, Max. Totally agree, especially when it comes to compositional rules. Regarding technique, I posted once before in another thread about how before forums and the internet, when a photographer started to learn there was a certain amount of what I call "beneficial ignorance". If you read a good old starter book you start developing film and printing and having fun. If you instead google film developing, you'll find 1,001 problems to solve and 1,001 more reasons why it is nearly impossible to do this well.