1. My now 10-year-old F5 has superior autofocus speed and metering to any DSLR available under $3000. I've proved it shooting both on the same assignment.
2. Despite the dwindling availability of film types, film still gives us many more choices in terms of color rendition, dynamic range, and enlargeability of the image. In other words, D**** still has relatively narrow exposure latitude - much like the transparency films of the 60s and 70s.
3. Independence - I can go on the road for weeks with my manual Nikons and shoot every day without needing a battery or a power outlet to recharge.