"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." Henri Cartier Bresson
This famous tongue-in-cheek quote by the noted candid street photographer has merit. Unless one makes his or her living behind the lens, it typically requires many years to develop a repertoire of skills that consistently produce work worth hanging. This can be compounded by the fact that switching equipment, film, developers, or otherwise chasing better images via equipment can actually deter from predictable outcomes. I was quite guilty of changing films and developers in the 80's, with the result that a learning curve was never successfully completed. My current work involves three films by Ilford. I develop HP5+ in Kodak HC-110 and Ilford FP4+ and PanF in Rodinal. My development times are documented and consistently produce negatives of the correct density. A change in meters or shutters can of course result in a change in outcomes. One of my cameras, the Rolleicord Vb requires that exposures be closed down a stop from what my meter reads. Once serviced, this will change,
If my sight goes on me as I hit my older years, I will still be able to use the 4x5 pinhole, as there is no focusing involved (as there is no lens). Probably to most fun camera I have and capable of stunning results given its primitive function.