well my dear, in that case im with u. the principle here is very simple... if u can do it than no excuses. and one must be very aware of what is going on. if u cannot - simply no way to make what u want and the moment is great etc, than crop of course. cheryl, i dont want u to have the impression that im talking here about deterministic perfection. it happens that i crop too though i dont like it. the point is not to get used to it. generaly, if u feel that u want to be concentrated on something then be closer any way or use longer lense if u dont want to make the place too crouded or u accept the percpective change of the long lense (by the way, when u crop that what happens exactly, but with reduced film area)