I, too, am enjoying this discussion and don't want it to degrade into some sort of film vs. digital thing. I see this as more of a "modernist vs. contemporary" theory discussion. I began my career as a modernist photographer, but over time I have began to drift into a much more contemporary mindset in the concepts of my work. As an artist and educator I find this topic very interesting, but I will continue to ask "devil's advocate" and inflammatory questions to provoke thought.
If you really want an argument, I can refer you to one of my graduate students that very loudly states nobody should look at other photographs and that he will only produce work in the "cloud", not on paper.