some ppl like Italian food, some like Greek, some like Indian, yet others Chinese food… Some folks like Jazz, others hip-hop, some prefer classical and then there are the ones who like Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.
And the same goes for photography — some love HDR, photos with digital perfection of every pixel, yet others apply a VSCO preset to get that film look.
To claim that WE (who is this WE, my friend ???) walk backwards is short-sighted and completely missing the point that nowadays photographers have an enormously huge box of toys & tricks at their disposal and I applaud them for using whatever works for them to create the maximum impact achievable with the photograph they create.
I fail to see the walking backward here… but that is of course, just my 2 cents…