I never left, but I did get lazy and started shooting more digital on a DSLR, then really why bother with that the iPhone takes good photos. A year (and a half) goes by and I realised Ive not really been shooting much for 12months. 10 Nikon DSL's have been released since I bought mine, and I couldnt care less.
Pick up the film camera again, shoot some E6, 70% are good shots, and no Nik photo processing required. Joy is back. I dont know why, but its just different, theres skill to learn. Time to think about a darkroom again.
Life is an experience, and I dont want to spend it in front of a computer.