Okay - I know the title of this question appears to be asking for a rehash of a very tired old "film vs. digital" debate, but I assure you, the question I am asking is none of that. The question I am asking here, hopefully from some of the more experienced Leica M film users, is whether the benefits, or the privilege, more aptly, of using that sublime creation of German engineering and optics outweighs the advantages of modern digital media and the cameras that go with it? More simply put: Do you still prefer to use your film M with all of the digital options out there? I have been groping around in the dark for many months (or years even) trying to find some definite direction for my photography, and while I have been an adamant holdout for film in the face of the digital 'revolution', I have, very recently, caved a little and bought a Canon G10, which is a wonderful little camera when used within it's capabilities. I was hoping it might deliver at least some of the benefits that I wanted from a Leica, including small, discreet, quiet, etc..but without the price tag, as well as being able to dip my toe in the digital pool. I love to shoot "street" and all that 'decisive moment' stuff really hits home with me. For years I have been using a Nikon FE2 with a 50 1.4, which, when used without an auto-winder, can, in practice, deliver good performance and speed for this, but with none of those intangibles that can be got from using the legendary Leica M. That's not even to mention the speed and image quality of the best Leica prime glass. So, all this preamble and background basically boils down to these two things, and I am keen to hear your opinions: (1.) I have now pretty much made up my mind to buy into the Leica mystique and I'm thinking either an M6 if I can come up with the bucks, or a more traditional M3 or M4 if I can live without the built-in meter. Any advice here? I have done some research on all of these, but I keep running in to one dang thing....what about digital? That is a loud and persistent call indeed. (2.) Do you still shoot your film Leica Ms with all that versatile digital technology out there? Do you do both? I'm sure if you are a commercial pro or some such, you have no choice but to shoot digital, but do you pick up your Leica when you are off the clock? I've looked around this thread a little and can't find any meaningful answers to this question - not on the "Film vs. Digital" question, but on the much more difficult and serious "Leica M vs. digital" question. And I am aware of the existence of the M8 and that's not what I mean by digital, that camera is WAY out of my league.... Thanks very much for your thoughtful opinions and direction.