And how many people are making "pigment on whatever"? Answer, not many in contrast to the market. I can shoot a project for a client and correct and deliver it in a couple of hours. By any stretch of the imagination it is far easier than it was. I'm simply sick of people saying that d* is hard. It's not. If someone wants to make it hard by doing stuff with it that it sucks at (print making) and pull their hair out to make a decent print, then yes, that is difficult. It's also non applicable to the majority who are casual or commercial photographers. I get where your coming from, and I buy it in the narrow sense, but I don't buy it over all because I flat out know better. Compared to what we used to do it is easier, far easier. It is also not the quite same thing. Not better, not worse, and not the same. Now what that has to do with the OP I forget.