Is this fun or what?
1. Back in the days of film - film is not dead. I shoot 4x5 95% of the time. I can get 4x5 film all over the place and developing B&W is cheap. Lenses are plentiful both new and used (ebay). Cameras are cheap to expensive. You can get a used 4x5 for $200 or spend thousands. You do NOT need to spend thousands on a 4x5 camera. Or on a medium format camera. You can get a fantastic 645 medium format camera with a few lenses that shoots 120 film for less than $1000 total. Films and ISO's are plentifull, just check Adorama or B&H or Freestyle. 2. Todays dslr's at the same resolution as medium format - in what world is resolution everything? 3. You bring a dslr, SD cards, 3/4 lenses(primes and teles), tripod, extra batteries into the field and you're probably very close to the weight of my 4x5 kit. 4. With large format film photography, you do everything. There is no autofocus. There is no in-camera metering. You carry a hand held spot meter and do it all yourself. You learn photography.
Non-connected devices will be meaningless? It isn't a connected device, it's a camera. camera. camera. camera. The people thay buy cameras want you to get that right first. Can you please just do that.