I suspect the manufacture of films and papers is now quite the digital process in itself. It can get frustrating having to jump amongst different forums when what is desired is a continuity of advice. A lot of this is a ring-fence around the darkroom and not the exposure. That alone keeps a large number of people away from film diminishing the appeal. Film is analog, accessible, available, and portable. Darkrooms are not, and the lab a disappearing entity.
My 2 cents, non-refundable.