In my opinion any process technique that is used should be done to enhance the aesthetics of the image and not for the sake of it. In the gallery you see both, but practice makes perfect.
I agree. The photography should be about the pictures, and to present them in an effective manner is important. The photography should never be about the printing technique, or some other arbitrary technical aspect of the work. It should be always about the content.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh