The message is authentic and full of truth. No matter how many ways we express it, or analyze it, *There is never a substitute for the real thing, no matter how close the leading contender comes.*
That's equally true for smoking real tobacco, for eating just-picked, garden-raised vegetables, gliding over the water in a sailingcraft, or viewing your favorite Van Gogh/Rembrandt/Renoir/Picasso et cet. original painting, up-close & personal at the downtown Art Institute.
And it will always be thus.