The real problem with digital these days is not a lack of detail. Look at how many portraits these days need to be re-touched so that this unflattering detail can be removed. The problem as I see it becomes shooting for less detail while maintaining crisp focus, no? My solution for portraiture has been to shoot telephoto with fill flash ever so slightly over-exposing the skin resulting in a picture that goes straight to print with none or very little post work. The challenge then becomes accurate color and exposure so that the photo can be printed at any size without revealing this unflattering detail that 99.9% of customers don't want.