Please, do not take this thread as a provocation, as I'm very serious. I don't want to start a debate, I just wonder if anyone is sharing my same thoughts. Not very long ago, I would have given much to have the grain disappear. I hated even the lesser spots and went through the most painful trick or retouch to hide them. Today, I find myself looking with peaceful affection at an evident grain, or even to (very small and well hidden, of course) spots or scratches. If my photograph is intended as a gift to a friend, I usually POINT at its defects (which I realized are almost undetectable to the avarage) and explain how they are a trace of a manual, analog process, and thus the proof of a traditional and patient hand made work. Anyone else started to love the grain, perhaps, or I'm just hopeless?