Before digital, I loved my 35mm and took it everywhere.
I took photography in school and loved developing my own film and all that stuff. but it was expensive.
Now, I find that I just dont have the time or energy to learn everything all over again, switch lenses for the perfect shot, and lug the gear. My dd is too fast and I would miss 90% of what I can capture with my Canon G9. I adjust most photos in my layouts in Photoshop anyway.
the only thing I truly miss is the clear, crisp photos that my dh takes with his DSLR -- and then I see all the gear. I think if my dd were older and I could actually stop on our nature hikes to set up my shots, I would love the challenge of a DSLR. but right now, it just wouldn't work for me.