Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena
One reason for me getting a new SLR was to get a WLF. I find them much nicer to use for many things. The option of switching to a prism is also nice for some things. For me the range of options in affordable SLRs version affordable TLRs is a big issue. With a system SLR it's almost possible to build a dream camera. Add what you want and leave out what you don't want.
It depends on your definition of affordable.

$50.-75.00 for a TLR was a lot more palatable to me than the $250.+ for a used SLR (you're talking new) when I was looking to get into MF. Especially if I wasn't sure that I would take to the format.