How do you be come a photo writer without ever having used a 35mm lens? Man, what has become of online gear reviews nowadays?!
On a side note, Ive had the 35mm 1.4 nikkor for a little while and its a nice lens and really smooth to use, and is in no way light or compact haha. The reviewer should try the cv nokton 35mm 1.4, now thats what I call a compact 35.