>>3796564>Why do you guys shoot film and what are your thoughts on my connundrum?
Simple answer is that, as a hobbyist, photography should be fun. I should enjoy taking pictures, and then enjoy looking at them and sharing them. I simply find that I have more fun shooting film than digital, although I do shoot both. A big part of the appeal of film is forcing me to slow down and be more deliberate, which is hard with digital because I'm a retard with a squirrel brain.
As far as cost goes, c41 and bw aren't too bad per shot. E6 can get pricy but can get some great results. You can spend pretty much as much or as little as you want on gear. I use a point and shoot I bought for $9 (took pic related), and a Nikon N80 I got for $20 (and shares lenses with my dslr). I can get good images from both. Or of course you could pay thousands for a Leica.