I think the whole point of lomography is to just keep people shooting film (and for them to make some money and employ some people in the meantime). Realistically people only use their phones for photos these days. Nobody buys a film camera or really even a DSLR these days. If the odd rare person wanted to try film, do you think they'd want to spend a lot of money on a high end film camera like a new leica or a linhof? No. They'd take baby steps into the whole thing. They'd either buy a cheap Diana and some inexpensive film or maybe find an old camera that a relative still has lying around. They also aren't likely going to teach themselves how to shoot fully manual right off the bat. People are used to touching their phone screen to take a photo and the phone doing everything else. You want those people to not take things too seriously because if they go out expecting perfection on day one they're going to get frustrated quickly. If you set expectations low then people have fun with it and may enjoy using film cameras. If they enjoy it, then they research more about it and eventually mature into "proper" technical photography. If lomography gets those people interested in film photography, then I'm all for it. In fact, that's exactly how I got into photography. I found the lomo website, liked some of the photos and thought I'd give it a try. I borrowed my dad's old Pentax k2 and shot on automatic until it died a few months later. I got a k1000 second hand, posted my photos to their website and got a lot of positive feedback. I've bought some lomo cameras. I've liked them. I also have some expensive cameras (I bought a new voigtlander bessa R3M and a few thousand dollars worth of lenses). I enjoy shooting all of them. Some of my best photos were taken on an lca-120, an lc-a+ and an old lubitel 166u. I still have my "lomohome" and post photos regularly there. I'm also a paying member of photrio but haven't posted a single photo here. I think the reasons for that are obvious- this is not a friendly community most days. I come here for the technical know how and occasionally get caught up in discussions like this one. If anybody is interested in what a "lomographer" can produce, I encourage you to visit my stupidly named "Lomohome". https://www.lomography.com/homes/ces1um/photos?order=popular There you'll find photos taken with high end cameras along with cheaper lower end ones. You'll see films of varying pedigree like Ferrania P30, Ektar and Fuji superia 1600 standing alongside lomography's rebranded films. What you won't see there is a lot of negativity for attempting something and maybe not achieving a fantastic result. You certainly won't see people playing race cards, calling people suckers, daft and ignorant. Some of my photos are good. Some blow. I show them all. I could certainly curate them to make myself look like I'm a fantastic photographer but I'm still learning and having too much fun to bother doing that.