Zealots on any subject or concept, wheher religion, politics, or photography, should be drawn and quartered after being thoroughly beaten. At the very least, they should be ignored in any logical discourse. I shot film, 35mm through large format for more than 50 years and truely loved the smell of spent hypo at the end of a marathon darkroom session, at 4 to 6AM. Then a large print sale got me into the digital age and I find that I can not even give away my old darkroom gear.
Film versis digital, it's simply two different media. Which is better, painting a wall with latex or oil, creating a sculpture in bronze or wood, they are all simply different media, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. Those who can not understand and appreciate the advantages and beauty of each are simply shortsighted, ignorant, or both. Both have their place and neither will go away in the forseeable future. It's true, there is little in this world as beautiful, satisfying to the soul and near 'supernatural' as watching an image appear from nothing on a sheet of blank paper in a tray of developer. While maybe not as magical, sitting in a chair and sucking on a Bass Ale at 4AM while a print rolls out of a digital printer also doesn't suck. Both are valid forms of commerce and art and both will be around for a very long time.
BTW, anyone want a Besseler 4x5 enlarger? Cheap? Complete with trays, timers, lights, etc? Did I mention cheap? It's good stuff, it gave me a career, but it's old and so am I and I'm done with it. Besides, I really need that extra guestroom/den!
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.