My wife works in palliative care and often tells me about a family's coping strategies. One interesting technique is to imagine a future far worse than everyone else, accept it as inevitable and then adapt for it. Supposedly, then when the future turns out to be not so horrifying, it's easier to cope with or even a positively happy ending.
I think 'resurgence' is limited to certain brands and lenses especially now that adaptors can be made to fit any brand to any body. I see quite a few people with tiny thin digi cams and massive Nikkors attached to them. That said, in the two local tourist hot spots (Oxford & Stratford) I see loads of 35mm film cameras in use.