I can see that zooms have their place and that wide angle shots may be in vogue. I can also appreciate that if you are a photojournalist and your bread and butter depends on it, you may want to use a wide angle lens all the time. Also certain focal lengths lend themselves to the technique in hand such as portraiture, macro etc. That said, I prefer a 50mm on a 35mm camera for most general shots. Changing focal lengths is often an added complication which does not lend itself to simplicity of means and practice.