You must have hated the late lamented Efke 25... :-)
Seriously, there's a lot more to film than grain, or we'd all be seeking coarse grain preferentially. 35mm is a mighty small negative, and a level of grain that might be just great in medium format or invisible on a nice big sheet could be Just Plain Too Much in what the Germans very accurately call Kleinbildformat.
No, it's just been too much about trying to eliminate grain. Grain is not the enemy. Without it film would not even work.