Everything is in the past.
The future does not exist.
The present.....shit, now it's past too.
The OP is right about a lot of people who love to re-experience the "old methods" and the "old looks" of photography, and to place their tripods in the holes left behind by the greats. They are nostalgia buffs. That's all fine.
Some people shoot film because it's a bit of an oddity and draws attention to themselves.
Some people shoot film because they like it for the aesthetics.
Lets face it, film ain't coming back as a major medium. It will forever be a nitch product now.
So who cares what anyone thinks of which process you use or if it will become more "popular"