I don't get it. Why should I haul around all of this 4x5/8x10/11x14 gear, sheets of film, film holders, light meters, changing bags, etc, when all i have to do is carry a pocket point and shoot.
I haul around a scanning back.. and it's really no more than what i'd carry around if i were using my 8x10. .. in fact, with the new control unit, it's not much more than i'd haul around with a 4x5 and film/film holders.
I find advantages to it. For the time i shoot, wind is minimal (morning light). If it's an issue, then i shoot with the 1dsmk2. The detail, color and insurance that a shot has worked and is complete (no soft corners, no film holders with light leaks, no lab to expose or develop improperly) offers me an advantage that makes me willing to carry it.
It's one of the two tools that i haul around with me. If the conditions allow, then i get the shot with the betterlight. if the conditions don't , then it's the 1dsmk2 and a t/s lens stitch.