I think noise gets a bad rap.. everyone's trying to get their photos as smooth as possible, which is fine of course, but sometimes I see people comment about how a photo is ruined because it's got a little grain/noise in it, a photo that to me, looks perfectly acceptable, and in the film days would have been. Maybe it's the old film user in me, or the fact that I still shoot with high speed film for fun, but I don't really mind noise so much. I still tone it down if it's too much, but I don't think it's a big deal to remove it completely. I actually like my b/w pics to be a little grainy, and if it's a digital conversion, then that grain is noise. ..just wondering if i'm alone and crazy or not..