I have gone to a number of portfolio reviews and talked to many gallery owners, publishers, etc. etc.
and none, zip, nada, has said, they preferred silver prints. Everyone understands that the world has gone digital.
Having said that, I personally have played with making silver prints out of digital negatives. The major problem for me was that my printer (HP Z3100) cannot make the right density digital negative reliably. If I were to try again, I will wait until I get an Epson printer, which has a lot more support for doing digital negatives from different people.