I screw with my friend that services copiers all the time. I let him go on his little chest puffing exercise about their newest machine and how it does this and that and how good it looks. Then he gets into how it prints at 2400 or whatever and I ask to pull up the tech specs. They add up the dpi of all four colors to get that number (600x4=2400) and then I inform him that's not how it works. I told him if that's the case then the 6c job we just did is 14400. Then I ask how many made up numbers should add for the Aqueous coating?They serve a purpose, to drag down the quality of printing. Some people are fine with it, some people know that quality costs money.
I know there is a place for digital, that's why there is one on the other side of the wall here. They have their place and for some a lot of customers it's a perfect fit. I used to run a DI and the quality was good but it was a pain in the ass.