imho, one has to be really careful with processing the Merrill files and use a 'light touch' especially with sharpening. As is evident with some of the images here, they can take on a 'crunchy' look that to me is bordering on kind of weird. They can end up looking more like 'electronic technical drawings' and not photographs. Sometimes I think people get obsessed with the detail and micro-contrast and kind of overdo it.
But if handled well the files can take on a film-like appearance. And best of all, the Merrill files are great for printing (where one needs to 'over sharpen' in comparison for making files for monitor viewing.) I find Merrill files that are printed (either ink or RA-4 Lightjet/Lambda) can look really spectacular.