Which is true. Most of us may have at least one friend who as soon as picked up a camera fast became convinced that they can make a master piece. And more people became convinced that the camera image quality was equal to the quality of the photograph itself, more convinced they became that the top camera will make the better photograph for them.
And people talk about the infinite possibilities thanks to the digital technology in cameras and computers. But more we look to millions of photographs available in the internet, with their best digital quality ever, more they look the same. And I think it happens because they rely too much on the camera, photoshop, lightroom and forget about the relation between them and the photography as creation. As already said, the association to image quality to the quality of the photograph makes people expecting the quality of their photographs, even inspiration and creativity coming from their plug-ins and sensors.
Or perhaps digital photographers have being trying too much to reproduce exactly what we see, or make what we see even more real or perfect. But they are often talk about have their style, sometimes picking something to be used in all their images and calling it their style, locking themselves in it. Which I think is a wrong approach in any art and medium.
While looking at traditional photographs methods, especially wet plates and silver, despite the medium limitation the results seems never look the same. And I guess it is because traditional methods demand photographers to craft in order to get results and crafting they find possibilities. Or maybe, since the results doesn't look exactly how we see, photographers feel free from such approach.
Despite all of that, traditional methods being far from what we see seems more real and present. As if we can get in to the image or as if the portrayed person in the image is actually staring at you.
Kind of weird and even freak but an unique experience.