Quote Originally Posted by EdGreene
1.Failing eyesight
2. Dim lighting.
3. Fast moving subjects.
4. Squirmy, figety children.
5. Squirming-figety pets.
6. Photojournalism.
7. A moving Wedding couple.
Why do I say this?
Unlike digital, film is unforgiving and you need to capture the moment in the moment, in particular if you're getting paid.

One can be as "artsy" as they choose on their own time, but getting paid means using what works and autofocus works.
And sometimes it is simply a matter of preference. When I shoot 35mm, I shoot my Nikon F5 or N80, both with autofocus and with image stabilizing lenses. When shooting my LF camera, which is my primary camera, I don't mind using manual focus.