the problem is there is so much HYPE about everything that when you actually see it in "real life"
it doesn't seem like it should. i remember seeing the mona lisa at the louvre when i was a high school student
and while i didn't mind having to stand back behind the rope &c it just didn't have the presence that it had
later on when i studied renaissance painting and da vinci's work. i think michael r 1974's suggestion is right-on .. sometimes
publications make things look different ...
digital c prints, optical c prints there really is no difference .. it has to do with the person printing them as frotog said ...
just like b/w prints .. a skilled printer can make a print sing and a not so skilled printer ... meh.