I'll gladly accept an imperceptible inkjet dot structure in return for the huge variety of surfaces available to me for printing, and for the opportunity to print on a $3,000 wide format inkjet in my home rather than a Durst Theta, which weighs 3,300 lbs. and has a price far into the six figures.
Well, even with my bad eyes and bifocals, I'm not going to go so far as to say it's imperceptible. It does have a different, perceptible, "feel".
Quite right, though, on the media- the great liberating thing about the inkjet printers is precisely that, for me personally, the ability to print on watercolor paper, etc.
And beyond the weight, and the price, you have the maintenance, heavy metal waste, and, most importantly for me, (again personally), the needed communication with a guy printing the stuff. Never liked dealing with a lab, and this brought me right back there.
It is nice to have this tool available, though, and know what it is capable of...