BJL, again, you are right there. When I was a kid, I hated "Because I said so" as a reason. But, given a health respect for my parents, I learned to accept it. When I got older, Butch Warner made the baseball rules because he had the bat.
Well, a magazine has the press and a stockhouse has a lock on the door. They "own the bat." If it is no digital, that's it. It may or may not be rational. It may or may not be stupid. It just IS.
Michael doesn't critique submissioms anymore. Did he need to justify that, or just say to quit sending them?
We need to get over this. As you said, some places do, some don't. Some take 1ds only, some take whatever.