FWIW, sometimes I use the back LCD for "instant gratification" (or instant confirmation) that I got a particular shot but in the majority of cases (when I bother to look), the back LCD is used as a tool to check composition, focus, and exposure. Just one of the reasons why I consider digital the better tool for me and have given up using film a long time ago. Up to the point in time when I press the shutter release, shooting film or digital requires a nearly identical decision-making process (though different in the details); it is what I can do with digital afterward that tips the scale towards digital as the better tool. As an example: shooting portraits of my wife is hard because she is a "blinker" - chances are high that any given image taken will show her with her eye partially or fully closed. With digital, I can check and repeat if necessary. With film, I learn that most of the images have her with eyes closed two weeks after the shoot when I get the film back from the lab; a bit late to do anything about it. Naturally, I would shoot short burst with either medium to increase my chances of getting a shot with the eyes open - more convenient with digital than with film. I remember those feelings well - if anything, moving on to digital has cut down on the aggravation part and possibly enhanced the excitement portion.