"I recently scanned several hundred BW negs and colour transparencies from my 6X7. Although the "look" is quite different, IMHO my D200 delivers better 17X22 prints.
Don't get me started on the time it takes to scan and prepare a file for printing from film compared to digital capture. I'd say at least 100:1"
Don't know what scanner you're using or what camera and lenses and what film, but it all makes a difference. Fluid mounting on a drum eliminates most of the crap you get with an Imacon, Nikon, or any flatbed, plus is adds sharpness and makes the d-min about .05 less than without the fluid, meaning you can actually pull more highlight from trannies and shadow from negs. Of course, your particular skill and efficiency in scanning and using whatever software runs your scanner of choice makes a huge difference, but 100:1 ratio, I don't believe it. They're about the same in my experience. Yeah, the look IS different, especially when you drum scan Kodachrome, and while I love digital for commercial work, I almost always prefer the look of film for my own work. But, hell, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but unless you've been using the best hardware out there, that opinion may be a somewhat limited one.