Oddly, when I use my best friend's digital camera, I look at the LCD simply because I feel the digital is "unpredictable." It's a Canon Powershot, not an SLR, and very inconvenient to control manually (menus and such; too much of a hassle for simple snap-shots). I'm sure an high-end digital SLR would be fine.
Because of the automation, and inconvenience in over-riding it, I have to check to make sure it captured what I intended and didn't do anything odd with the color and levels.
With film, I don't worry. I know it will come out fine. This is true with my SLR, or a point-and-shoot. No surprises like the typical consumer digital cameras.