Originally Posted by omaha
The pottery analog would be having someone like my friend John design the piece, and make the prototype, and then have some Chinese factory crank out a zillion of them for a nickle each.
No one would accept those factory-made copies as anything other than factory-made copies. But we accept digital prints as "authentic"?
This is pretty much succinctly it!
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.