When I was reviewing some early photos I had taken with Mamiya and Rolleiflex cameras I was struck by the different view angle that resulted from composing by looking down into a waist level finder. The difference is particularly noticeable when comparing photos of standing persons taken from a waist level camera to a photo taken from a standing position with an SLR. Somehow the perspective from the waist level camera renders a more pleasant photograph in the eyes of some people, but not all. A quick survey of friends and relatives was split about 50/50. Interestingly, the older folks preferred the waist level photos while the younger set preferred the typical SLR photos. A matter of what you grew up with maybe?