A few years ago I got into it with the manager of camera store in a local mall. He told me I was wasting my time and should go digital. Film is dead. Funny, they still sell film and paper (only Ilford HP5, FP4, RC paper), some chemistry, and have a healthy turnover of used film cameras. DSLR sales are suffering. We have to realize that these people are just towing the party line, but please stop brainwashing people that film is dead.