We can disagree , I saw you post as an diss on simple printmaking that I enjoy doing.
Making prints is also another form of expression. We have different philosophies on how to approach it. There are no right and wrongs here. As Adams says "The negative is the score, and the print is the performance." How you interpret the score is up to you.
"Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."