I never imagined to hear such a question. Either you're too young or you just enjoy "philosophying".
Yes, I'm the ripe old age of 21
But its great to see that so many people here are still committed to the "photography" rather than just equipment. Funny though how none of the people who sell digi backs have chimed in yet
just might tell you something
I started shooting with a small digi cam a few years back, just as a hobby. Was gifted a Pentax K1000 with a 50mm lens, was sitting in a family friends' yard for a few years. Meter still works, no damage whatsoever! But after meeting a good friend of mine, who is 3x my age, he introduced me to a Mamiya RB67. When I looked at my first contact sheet from the roll he and I put through that camera, I was hooked. Within 6 months, the digicam had nothing but dust on it due to no use. And a RB67 was in my hands almost daily. Even when I couldn't afford to put film in the camera, I'd be in the backyard or walking around, just framing photographs, and pretending I was shooting .
Things are better now.... I can afford film, and I'm in school as a photo major. I've since traded the RB for an RZ(can't get the 6x7 out of my mind) and married it with a H2 system(just the 80mm right now, all I can afford).
Running Portra 160/400VC and 800 through them at the rate of 3-5 rolls of 220 a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Occasionally chrome(well, 10x more chrome now than 6 months ago) for shooting architecture.
Processing it all myself, making my own proofsheets, and scanning. Therefore, I get the most "control" over the process, rather than forking out cash, AND control, to a lab. There are some great labs here in LA, but they're too expensive for my student budget right now.
so: YOUNG: yes, Immature: Don't want to think so , Like philosophizing: Heck no!!!!