"I love film. But the math of film is brutal. If you figure a roll of good film is around $5 US and the processing and printing (4"x6") of that roll is around $15-$20 US, one could almost buy a digital SLR after the first week or so."
I love film. Film is beautiful. And film is expensive. I have a crisper drawer full of film rolls that I haven't been able to get processed yet, including rolls from my trip to New York and my friends' wedding last summer. I just haven't been able to afford it, which really sucks, considering that I am a photographer. On the flip side, while a digital camera would save me money on film and processing costs, this cost of a digital SLR is way out of my budget right now. There is no easy answer.