On the other hand it could be easier to choose a medium that won't let you record everything 'indiscriminately' - avoiding certain decisions because they have already been made for you...

To use an analogy similar to an earlier one, companies record huge amounts of data - are all those details useful? are they useful in isolation from other details? Only if they are, or can be, analysed and interpreted in a manner that has some meaning and value to the relevant people.

HDR is not necessarily high resolution either; nor does it need you to engage the subject any less - especially given that the current most accessible method of the technique for the enthusiast usually requires 3 exposures.

Regarding 'fear of the world', who is the more frightened - the person who ignores the details that are present? or the person who tackles them head on? (whether or not they choose to disregard them later on)

No art is particularly easy to master and, even if mastered, it still may not be appreciated - plus the 'reliance' on software is pretty much the same as the 'reliance' on film manufacturers or lens makers etc...

Anyways, is god in the details? Sometimes... Sometimes not...