Drudgery in the Darkroom? Only when you are developing sheet film in a tray. I hate that.

I have seen Bruce's photographs, seen the 16 x 20 LensWork Gravures of Cathedrals and he is the real deal (but we have pretty much agreed on that). The first photographic workshop I attended was an Owens Valley Workshop with Bruce in Coos Bay, Oregon. That workshop pretty much got me headed in the correct photographic direction.

As for photographic medium, I can appreciate any media if it is produced with craft and sensitivity, but for me to love a photograph is has to be metal on paper.....