In the 90s, we used to have grain, because we were shooting with films. And we must go over the misconcept that grain was all about bad things.
I used to buy 400 ISO bw films. I used to push them till 800 or even 1600 ISO… and it was so mu ch about fun and learning.
That’s photography. That’s not the old way, that’s photography, modern photography, because if you really wanna learn how to shoot you must learn what grain is and how to use it at the best.