For some of us younger folks, it helps. a lot. Admittingly, I do not know if I would have taken part of "analog" (I really hate that word...) photography if this were not available. I know many other photographers would feel the same way. Maybe not the majority but there are some that bank on scanning: professional and hobbyists alike. This age is about digital.
Ironnically, I want to stop scanning! After wet printing I'm beginning to appreciate what photography is about: prints!
Naw... I can get a good-enough color print from that other capture method. Projection's where it's at , and film is better at being projected than digital. For B&W (which I haven't done much of, but am warming up to it slowly), film is definitely more pleasing to my eye than the other capture method followed by post-capture conversion.
Shoot more film.
There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.