Friend: "I like film"
Me: "Why do you like film?"
Friend: "It looks different"
Me: "How does it look different?"
Friend: "I dunno, it just does"
I'm more and more convinced that people who like film aren't very good with Photoshop. They like film because they don't have to do anything to achieve a certain film effect. Whether this be B&W or the washed out look that Holgas produce, these photographers want a specific look and feel without working for it. Problem is, they don't know exactly what that look and feel is.
If they did, they'd figure out how to replicate it in Photoshop and be done with film (assuming they were all about the "look" of film)
Now, there's nothing wrong with liking something you can't explain. But if you consider yourself a photographer and more importantly a professional photographer, shouldn't you spend some time trying to enunciate/verbalize what it is you like about film? I find there's nothing so debilitating as being asked questions that I've never considered... essentially uncovering my weaknesses and sometimes my ignorance.
Perhaps it's an excuse not to learn Photoshop. Perhaps it's a stab at digital photography vs. film photography. No, film is not going away. Film has a place in photography just like LP's have a place in music. But technology won't stop because you refuse to move forward! LOL! Evolve or go away.
"Oh but you can't replicate the look and feel of film.."
Really? Tell me which of the following images is film and which is digital... or is this a trick question??? LOL!