Don't be disappointed about your hero. He's an excellent photographer but also a businessman that knows how to move with the times. What's nicer than to have your bread buttered on both sides?
As to the whole analogue - digital debate: apart from the sensible discussions as to the relative merits of those two systems, isn't the whole debate about the fear of being the only "old-fashioned" photographer left and peer-group pressure?
I for me am not going to worry: I like the analogue approach and will stick with it as long as there's material like films etc. available and should digital become really good and worth the money.....I will just wait and see. In the meantime I just want to take pictures and print them and have fun with this wonderful medium.
Keep up the good spirit