But does it really matter? For pathologists, the technique requires an outlay of approximately $10,000 for the technology, 30 to 60 min of training, and 20 to 30 min to assess one patient, arguably too much when the added value of more precise quantification has not been shown. However, it can be argued that progress is always impeded by imprecision and that the time has come to tighten up; the future will surely demand us to be less subjective. For the scientist, it seems less debatable; if we believe that these morphologic features really are at the core of disease pathogenesis then quantifying them has to provide useful information in aiding the understanding of their significance. As usual, time will tell on both of these issues, but this article provides us with an incremental, if at the moment relatively short, step forward.