I miss FredBG. Sometimes I was irritated by his way, but I would suggest that he had a of of good points. Also, he has been there and done that. I have since invested a bit in MFD, around 15 kUSD (Hasselblad 555ELD + P45+ + five lenses and some more stuff), and I do pretty much share his opinion/experience. I like MFD, no question about it, but I have a lot of reservations on image quality, color rendition, focusing, dynamic range.
I used to shoot Sony Alpha and the main advantage I see with MFD is resolution. Image quality? I don't know! Color? Pretty much a question of taste! DR? The Sony trounces my P45+. They are pretty similar in DxO but real world images, the Sony wins. I have also a lot of color aliasing problems. Funny no one discusses that, but I had quite a few shots spoiled aliasing. OK, if you shoot f/16 - f/32 you will not see it, but careful work at f/8, you see it on quite a few images,
So why do I keep my P45+/Hassy? There is the resolution advantage, even if you need to print 70x100 cm to see. Nice to work with classic equipment.
The Hasselblad lenses are quite nice, even if the Distagon 40/4 and the Planar 120/4 have issue with field curvature in many cases. Right now I like the P45+ / Hassy combination, but it is not an all sunny relationship. The Sonnar 150/4 and the Distagon 50/4 really shine! As a side note, there are a few Zeiss lenses of modern constructions, like the Distagon 40/4 FLE IF and the Planar 100/3.5 that really shine. Unfortunately I have neither, but both may be on the shopping list
OMG - FredBGG is back ?!