"I've been shooting digital for years, but I don't think you can make a better photograph under certain conditions than you can with Kodachrome... Kodachrome had more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance." —Steve McCurry
He has also referred to it as
"The Gold Standard"
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.