I agree with this to a large extent. My first adventures into MF were burning up a LOT of film in either a Rolleiflex or Rolleicord(I know I went through at least two 20 roll boxes of Provia along with who knows how much Velvia, Tri-X, and some other sldie and color negative thrown in along the way). I have a 75mm on both cameras(I was low budget back in the day, so had 3.5 Tessar/Xenars) and worked only with it. I still managed some great photos, or maybe at least passable ones When I got my first job, I decided it was time to "graduate" to an SLR but bought my Bronica SQ-a initially with only an 80mm and used it that way for a long time. The most exciting thing to me was that I had a lens that was a half stop faster. In fact, that's still the only lens I have for it, although I'm eyeing a 40mm. I have other systems where I have wider and longer lenses. Even though I have a TON of 35mm primes, I tend to have a "3 lens maximum" rule when I go out. My usual kit is a 20mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, and 135mm f/2. Depending on specific situations, the 20mm sometimes loses out in favor of the 24mm f/2, and I might bump the 135mm to a 200mm 2.8 or if I anticipate macro work might drop down to the 100mm Macro. Of course, if I'm anticipating being close to the car the list might expand, and if I trek very far or have a specific goal in mind I might drop down to two or even a single prime. My original serious interest in photography arose from a trip to France in high school. I bought a Canon A-1 and a couple of lenses(mostly off brand, since I didn't know/appreciate how cheap and how much better Canon primes were vs. 80s 3rd party lenses), and hauled them all over with me. I had pretty much everything from 21mm to 200mm covered. After a half a day, most of the stuff stayed in the hotel room. I spent the rest of the trip with the A-1, a 50mm 1.8 hanging around my neck, and a few rolls of film stuffed in my pockets. I didn't find it particularly limiting, and it forced me to work with what I had.