Good job doing the homework. Maybe this can start a broader discussion about how these cameras are so much more sophisticated than film, some old paradigms don't apply. It is not just about exposure + shutter speed + focus, etc. These cameras are capable of changing so many more variables, many that users don't find in the first shots, so it is a steeper learning curve all around. When people start discussions about DSLR vs film, I often note two things: one, I always have the right 'film' in my camera and two, I have quite a few different cameras hanging off my neck in one box. All those little adjustments count. And between bodies, even more differences. I should restrict myself to my 20d more often so I don't lose touch with that camera vs my 40d. It would be nice to see this discussion evolve along those lines and not 'dissolve' into the crappy 40d back and forth.