For me, in the latest posts there is much to agree with, and little to disagree, even when they argue against each other. There are some valuable points, like: technical perfection is by no means everything, and anyway on a very high level. What matters is, I can say this for myself at least, the magic of the picture.
Certainly agreed, but when tilt-shift-lenses are considered, the point can be made that they are not so much made for street photography anyway, but for slow and dedicated work. They cost an arm and a leg, and are primarily used in such fields where, for most at least, resolution matters. And there is a question to be asked what it means for the contemporary practice of photography when these products are not taken care of, get sidelined in the technological workflow.
I am, I can only repeat myself, wary of influences of the industry which try, for marketing purposes, to push practitioners into certain directions. That is, I really do think one must not sink, not in a potentially creative medium like photography, just to the level of a consumer. Remember, there is no such thing as a "free consumer", whatever they tell you!