I think I went through my own mini crisis of digital vs. photo-chemical process when it came to photography. I wanted a darkroom so badly (and I kind of still do...) but the advancements of digital imaging made that harder and harder to achieve. Is that bad? I'm not sure. The up side is that because of those same advancements, being able to create things I want to create (photographs) has become easier and easier to achieve!
I'm all about moving technology forward & love what people are doing with DSLRs these days...but they're right. Film is great and I can't exactly put my finger on *why* it's great, but I know it's going to be an interesting transition. I think we all know we can't shoot film forever.