Not surprised that digital filmmakers feel defensive to anything that might upset their worldview, but I do get tired of it from time to time. The reality is that the great majority of filmmakers and photographers work with digital image capture, and that won't change. I wouldn't mind so much, if they didn't try so hard to increase that majority to 100% and attack anyone who does things a different way. It's this longing for homogenization that scares me the most; why wouldn't they want a richer and more diverse ecosystem for filmmaking and photography? Inferiority complex combined with fear of the unknown is my guess.
I don't hate digital technology, even though I firmly believe in film as the superior medium for image capture. But I'll be generous here: digital cameras can do some awesome things that film isn't capable of, and it's led to great films, like Russian Ark. No one has ever shot a feature film in a single take with a film camera, because it's not possible. Sadly, there aren't many films out there that push the technology to the degree of which it's really capable.
Leaving cameras aside for a moment, it's thanks to digital technology that filmmakers have such wonderful tools at hand to manipulate, finish, and share their film images. Digital correction and editing makes film-capture better than ever before, and I'm happy to be living in a time where I can utilize the best of both worlds for a wonderful hybrid workflow. I'm sure I speak for the majority of film shooters here--there can't be many people these days ordering workprints and editing on a moviola. Personally, my last project would look nothing like it does today if it weren't for Final Cut Pro X, but that doesn't change the fact that my images came to digital with a look that digital cameras can't replicate, and the original elements, properly stored, will last for a millennium. THAT'S why I and others like me shoot on film. Everyone else can do what they want.
I've seen a lot of posts here declaring that digital is better, largely a reaction to a suggestion that that might not be true. I'd respect everyone a whole lot more if they weren't so offended by an alternate opinion. It's not like digital sensors were in danger of disappearing just a few years ago, after all. We're entering a new era where film technology has come through the fire and survived--that should be celebrated! There's room for both technologies to exist side-by-side now, so please: be gracious.