I went digital a while back, then came back because the cameras were faster and black and white film was better than black and white digital. Yet I recently sold off most (but not all!) of my older Canon SLR gear to pay for more new digital SLR gear (sad -- has anyone noticed on photodo that most FD lenses rate HIGHER than their EOS counterparts?). And I'm not touching my film-based Contax 35mm system, because I know that there are pictures it can make that the digital won't. In this respect, I feel it's a bit like people whose work shifts back and forth over time between, say, 35mm and 6x6.

Journalists and consumers spend too much time arguing about specifications and pixel counts. In the end, the only thing that matters is the picture you make. How you work, and what you need to do to get that picture, are what counts. Digital is good, film is good. I feel priveleged to feel confident with both sets of tools.