Marketing of all sorts is merely selling fantasy. If you are stupid enough to buy into it, without understanding it, that is your problem.
Yep, I remember when the Contax RTS first came out. Young guys who had been lusting for Nikon F2's and such suddenly were lusting for the RTS. They'd say it was for the Zeiss lenses, but it was really because the cameras looked so damn sexy in the ads. Most couldn't afford one, but that didn't stop them from fantasizing. I used to drool over the pictures too, though I was actually happy with what I had. Seems so silly now.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.