Just imaginre the following scenario, not an impossible one.
- In about 10-15 years time CCD technology is such that all of the qualities of film (tonal range, latitude, 'feel' etc.) are capable of emulation by affordable digital cameras. The processing of images using digital/analogue conversion enlargers (as in colour labs) is also affordable by those on median incomes.
In other words you can still print in the same way as you would now but the capture medium is now digital but the output is analogue.
-I assume that you have not become the latest inhabitant of some 'retirement manor' or gone to whatever destination fits with your beliefs (ironic PC in case you hadn't noticed )
Would you still be an enthusiastic printer, would you give up and take up some other means of spending money or another choice ? Just interested to know .