Although I don't currently use MFD, I enjoy this forum. It seems that the general consensus is that virtually any MFDB will easily outclass even the best 35mm based DSLR in IQ. I gather there are many reasons for this, greater bit depth, high quality ADC's, and perhaps higher quality supporting electronics.
Allow me to ask a hypothetical question for educational purposes. It won't be long before the next generation of high-res DSLR's are on the scene. Chances are good they will be in the 35-40 MP range. IF, and I stress IF, a 35mm DSLR with a 40MP sensor were to be introduced that had no AA, the same quality supporting components as a 40MP MFDB, could IQ be the same? I realize that differences in optics have to be considered, as well as the different look of MF due to DOF differences.
So the basic question is: Every thing else being equal, will a MFDB always produce superior results? If so, why?
Please help enlighten a non-tech savvy old fart, who still prefers to shoot MF B&W film.