My whole point on this thread is technique, camera, lens, exposure, processing, is all at the service of an idea. When it becomes an end in itself, it's dead, you may as well run a surveillance camera.
I could not have said it better myself. It is all about the picture itself - everything else is there to support the picture, from metering to final print, and maybe even framing and presentation. We choose our tools based on our needs.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh