Who are these "others" you speak of? You can be an other if you so choose, so your decision to go digital would be wholly voluntary. (Which, in point of fact, seems perfectly reasonable to me. I love my Powershot and my Pentax K5. But still...voluntary -- not imposed by outside forces.) It's high time to break 100 years of industry brainwashing. It comes down to the fire in your belly.
All the photos on this page: http://www.thelightfarm.com/cgi-bin/...tent=24Apr2012 were made with film I made myself, and shot with a handheld roll film camera. Not hard. Not expensive. Any lack in the images is due to my lack as an artist, not with the materials.