Low Light & Latitude
Digital just simply has better low light capability than film. Latitude on a good CCD or CMOS is about 5 stops which is way better than film. What this means to you is better pictures in low light situations such as indoor shots (kids birthday party etc..) Most POint and Shoot cameras come with a small flash unit that is barely ample for indoor shots. With digital the small flash is usually plenty. It also means that shadow detail will be better with digital and shots where you simply don't have enough light for a good shot or where your exposure is off will be salvageble in photoshop and more than likely yield you a shot where film would not.
Documentation and Archival Quality
Digital: Develop your own system for keeping track of where they are and how to locate them. A CD filing system ? Great until CD's switch to DVD technology, then you will have to convert your images over to DVD's. Great until DVD's turn into ?? and you have to convert to this new technology. CD's and DVD's easily get scratched rendering a hundreds of images unreadable and useless. Where is that picture anyway ? God help you to find it in that stack of CD's, may take forever. A CD will last forever, right ? Sure it will, as long as you know where it is and is kept properly and technology never changes (ya, that will happen).
COST of Picture
1. Film: Gee a roll of color negative film costs $1.99. A good reason to switch to digital right ? Batteries, last seemingly forever. No memory cards. Costs of processing and prints. (WINNER)
2. Digital: I saved that $1.99 on film WHOO-HAAA!! Now I can by a $10 lithium battery, or proprietary re-chargeable Lithium Battery for $49-$89, you will get at least two so you can have one in the camera while the other is charging). The memory cards are cheap at $29-$199 depending on size, and you will get at least two of these. The processing if you do it yourself will cost way more on Photo Paper, Wasted Photo Paper and Ink - not to mention wasted time. If you take it to your local Walmart you are paying the same or a little more than your std. film processing.
Many people are buying back there [sic] old film cameras because they found everything I just mentioned to be true. How about you ?