I was thinking about this question a lot. It is not just technical benefits, nicest choices of B&W papers, nicer grain that films give, and so on.
Originally Posted by afrank
I think that Erwin Puts made it clear for me: it is state of mind. Knowing that you want to capture one moment - you have one chance, and you are willing to pay for this - in comparison that you can capture millions of moments for free and then delete it for free, and make it again: this makes critical difference in state of mind - and by this makes different final results.
"The idea that you can take digital pictures with the mentality and approach of the filmbased style of photography is as grotesk as trying to drive a modern racing car with the mental state of handling a steam engine."