I insisted from the beginning we should use some other word for digital, like maybe the original "imaging." I got into a weird exchange on LFPF about that where someone basically dared me to contact some war (digital) photographer and tell him he wasn't a real photographer, which of course is not what I ever meant or implied. I didn't mean he wasn't "real" or his work wasn't valuable or legitimate. I meant that it was inherently something else.
Others point out that photography means something like "painting with light" and you're still doing that. Yeahyeah, but it's still something else - not necessarily worse but different.
I seem to be a voice in the wilderness aside from maybe here on APUG though.
I'll bet 19th century painters said the same thing about the first photographs.