No disrespect, Alan, far from it, but this post sums up something which I´ve believed for a long time: the difference between the wet darkroom printer (the person) and the digital printer is huge; as I´ve written before, had darkroom work been so technical rather than seat-of-the-pants I´m pretty sure I´d have gone into a different career. I´m very glad that I did not, but the attraction, the old touch of chemical magic which held me spellbound, is just not there for me in the new order of things. Yes, I do print digitally now, but photography as the magnet for me that is was has flown.
I did some experimental work a couple of days ago and had the files downloaded and into PS with printer-ready results very quickly. But you know what, that very speed made me feel a little as if I´d just been playing around with Polaroids...
I do think that digital, both capture and printing, is the way to go - the market will make it so regardless, but perhaps the problem is just in the minds of others of a certain age. We do eventually get to grips with the beast, but something gets lost on the way.
Ciao - Rob C