I wouldn't call HCB names... Even if I felt his opinion was a little damning of my own personal approach to anything.

I'd listen, or re-read what he said. He speaks from a lot of experience making a lot of significant photographs.

If his comment is hyperbole, then take it as an opinion worth hearing. He spoke from experience with a view towards helping.

I am sure he wasn't just mad that he would have to use an M-2 to see the framelines.