i know what you are saying. digital photographers should exploit and use the digital medium to the fullest.
i think a lot of them are because digital work is often times merged with illustration seamlessly creating beautiful results.
like with masterful photographs, there is a huge learning curve and some are just happy just
wandering down the road with the rest. as for me, i am sure they the f64 people would have rejected me a while ago, at least my personal work,
its funny, i don't even have a lens that has a f64 aperture ...