There is no doubt that I'm glad I'm learning how to 'make' my own film with wet plate. I already feel relatively independent for the printing side since I print mostly in platinum and gum. I don't think you can take too many wet plate workshops because I am beginning to think that every practictioner has their own peculiar way of working.
But film is still going to be something I want to use. Hand held cameras, night photography and other things would be impossible with wet plate. The effective film speed is somewhere around ISO 1!