Batwister - what on earth makes you think optical prints cannot be every bit as precise and controlled as digital ones? Just because the
current nerd generation can't function apart from an IV-drip of high-fructose corn syrup doesn't mean it can't be done, and be done even better! In terms of production schedules and certain kinds of architectural and forensic photography, digital in the high-end sense has some real advantages, but no absolute quality advantage. Sloppy work is sloppy work regardless. Sitting on one's butt punching buttons won't
change that. One still has to learn the tools intelligently, regardless of what those tools are in the first place.