I dont think that many of us necessarily chase the lack of grain. IMO it has more to do with the image and the printing style. Take for instance Eddie Ephramus work, he makes wonderful landscapes, yet grain is very visible. The same goes for Michael Kenna, many of his photographs show a lot of grain yet they are beautiful. OTOH a Paul Caponigro print with grain would not look as good, IMO. I dont have a good eye for prints that incorporate grain, but I have made a couple of successful images where grain was a mayor component of the print.