I switched from film to fully digital only two years ago (from Canon to Nikon, the opposite of Michael, it appears), so I remember it (using film) clearly, but I can't see myself EVER going back. Changing ISO on the fly, looking at histograms to adjust exposure, no film grain, no trips to the photo lab, no ten-minutes-per-image film scanning, etc. etc. etc....
I did like Michael -- shot Nikon film cameras for over 20 years, then switched to Canon just prior to transitioning to digital, but in anticipation of going digital. However, like you Lisa, I cannot see going back to 35mm or even MF film.
4x5 is another issue -- there are still things a view camera allows you to do that no SLR, D or otherwise, will never be able to accomplish. I am really stoked about the possibilities of using the newer 39MP backs on my view cam.
As for the shot -- Michael, it remains an incredible image! I wonder though what it would look like if you had captured it today with all the DR your digital cameras give you... Would you have processed it so the shadows remained so dark or maintained similar saturation?