I'm sure a digital shooters (ignoring professionals) excitement is still there, it's just delivered in small bits after each shot when they check the LCD. The film shooter has all these little bits cumulated into the orgasmic experience of seeing their negs/transparencies! Maybe a bit of an exageration!!!
Interestingly, I was playing with a digicam (Minolta DiImage 5) last weekend and like the previous digicams I've played with, it didn't leave me wanting to rush out and buy one yet! I definitely will need an optical viewfinder and minimal exposure lag before I could be comfortable.