Digital may look great, but all this talk of different film stocks and speeds makes me wonder if we haven't lost something of the art of photography. You could do some really lovely things with different camera's, lenses and film back then. Isn't it all a bit 'vanilla' these days?
I believe many directors would agree with you. If you follow entertainment news, it seems to be rather 'big' news when a major production (for example, JJ's Star Treks and now Star Wars) choose to use film rather than digital.