"Porta 400 was created to both cater to the resurgence of film use amongst photographers,"
which ones? pros? studio? wedding? family snap shots? using what cameras?
So you need a scanner? which one? a negative scanner, or will a printer/scanner do fine? Overall, what's the point of this?
There is renewed interest in records(LPs) as well. In fact, J&R has moved them from the back to the front of the store. IMHO, it's just a fad. Yes, LPs play at 48KHZ, but humans cant even hear the difference betweem a 160kh MP3 and a WAV.
BTW, how about bringing back slide and APS film as well?