Unless of course, one takes enjoyment from shooting ISO chart and ducks in ponds.
You're completely missing the point, to my mind (either deliberately or not, I can't tell). The point is that if you don't have equipment capable of resolving as much detail as practically possible you're losing POTENTIAL information. Information you could choose to lose for effect, choose to be highlighted by contrasting with a blurred section of the image, or choose to use as sharp as a knife across the board. Without that information you're at a disadvantage when creating your story, regardless of what that is, unless your story is "vaseline on a lens".
Do you genuinely believe that or are you just posting it for humour? I get upset over sharpness. I've posted test charts and shot them, on half a dozen lenses. I've spent probably 2-3 hours a night for a week obsessing over it so I could make an informed decision. I then used that decision to give me the hardware I wanted to get the shots I wanted. So a grand total of what 15 hours, time which I couldn't have been shooting as it was long dark evenings where my favourite subjects were not visible, making a good choice. So that I could then spend the whole summer shooting happily. Yep, really daft idea that.
Of course to anyone on a forum it just looks like I come on forums discussing sharpness and lens qualities, it's not their fault they don't see the rest of my life, but they still choose to judge. People on forums make a lot of assumptions and judgements about people they don't know, then try to force their own views on them instead of answering the questions. When I asked about specific improvements (lens and body related) I got lots of people saying "concentrate on your skills, it's not the lens it's the photographer" despite me never posting a shot for judgement or suggesting how confident I am skills-wise - I'm sure it's in good intention, but ultimately has nothing to do with what I asked. I asked about specific hardware and it's capability, I didn't ask for a skills critique.