Frere Guillaume, Come on, be honest. You almost said it outright. There is good and bad bread, well make and poorly made, judged on completely objective standards. Poorly risen, overfermented, too much salt, whatever. You even said at the end that milling yourself fresh wheat is better. So even though our image of the past is nothing more than the sum of our discontent with the present, and many people get it wrong, I think everyone can agree that it’s not all sourdough, crusty open holed texture vs. Wonderbread. Did you not say it out of fear of libel suit? But go ahead, say it now, there’s great square loaf squishy white bread and there’s awful white bread too. There are even terrible “artisnal loaves!”