As long as medium format camera makers list the specs for their newest lenses with bullet points like Equivalent 35mm Focal Length you know that 35mm and large format often belong in the same discussions. 35mm is not going to go away. It is going to keep chipping away until there is nothing left to chip. If MFD can stand it will stand on it's own merit when 35mm reaches its limits. I warn those who are reading that a purchase of MFD these days should be done for personal reasons or for the following business reasons:
* Printing large for art galleries.
* Impressing clients who own MFD.
* Intimidating newcomers on forums.
Otherwise go buy a Canon 5DII and work on your portfolio.
I guess you never looked through a 35mm camera mounted on a 4x5 with a LF lens ...Because if you did, you wouldn't have posted this. There are technical workflows that simply don't work well with 35mm. Try stackinh a macro with a 35, vs a 4x5.
Tools that help this are very few, and priced so you don't buy it.
But yes... things are getting closer, and perhaps in 2 years there will be tools that help the workflow of technical cameras on a 35mm platform...or better yet, the big dogs will bump the frame size or maybe we can have a 1 to 1 viewfinder along the live view. Things can stay stagnant, or there can be radical changes.
The future will tell.
I shoot tethered, so ..Until I can get front lens movement with presice lock down(SINAR) on a 35,(Since live view will bypass the tiny viewfinder)...And until I have a AA filter free option.... I will stick to my MFdB.