Not sure when I discovered the LL online - '02 or '03 maybe. But the first controversy I saw play out big time on the LL web site was when Michael made his claim that 12 MP full-frame digital, as executed in the first Canon 1Ds, was a match for medium format film. Sparks flew. At the time, I think I was still waiting for a 6 MP APS-C digital camera to drop into three digits in US$, my arbitrary level of affordability. (So now what am I lusting for? A JPY218,000 Fujifilm GF670 Professional folding roll film camera ... I know, defies logic!)
I've enjoyed the web site, the video journals, gallery shows at Pikto and the LL Gallery (thanks to a daughter who studied at U of Toronto, which gave me a good excuse to travel there and "just happen" to catch Michael's showings), and finally, a great printing workshop last year. It's been fun!