RichardH - go for it. I used to be a pastry chef, which I loved because it was a combination of art and science. I realised that with digital photography I loved photography, but something was missing. The Magic ingredient, the cooking process. Digital was too easy, take meal out freezer, bung in microwave, nuke, eat, feel somehow unsatisfied. With cooking, I feel the love in real food, I love giving it to people and seeing what effect good food has one them. I get the same out of analogue photography, I go shopping for the ingredients, I plan my meal, I go through the whole process, I take and make a picture with love and then I give it to someone. When you give someone (or yourself) a hand made photo, the reaction is priceless, nobody prints photos out anymore.
Anyway, the analogy is out there :-)[/QUOTE]
It's funny you used " go for it " because that is my screen name on some sites I visit a lot.
Best of luck on your analog shooting and printing.