I am a big one for the notion that the sitter has no say. You don't buy a dog so that you can bark yourself.
And to use the medico analogy which seems so popular, the patient would not be telling the doctor what to prescribe.
My sharpening comment was not just directed at the pics in this thread. A lot of your images look over sharpened to me. Videomania, for instance, is full of artifacts from excessive sharpening.
I seem to recall that it might have been well nigh impossible to totally turn of in-camera sharpening with my brief interlude with the Panasonic. Maybe 4/3rds image processors deem it essential.
It is worth looking into I think.
"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi