I think Puts' thoughts are provocative but not universally true.
Unlike some here I've abandoned film and never looked back.
I grew up in a mom & pop portrait studio. My chores were working in the darkroom.
I printed and processed chromogenic color along with BW.
I miss none of that.
It strikes me that the avalanche of digital images and the prominent distribution of them in electronic form
is making 'Photographers' a small niche. I'm beginning to think that digital images printed on paper will
become a smaller and smaller niche emulating the devolution of film use.
I wonder how many dslr users print their images. I won't need a D800 for my FB and/or Flickr images.
No telling where the disruption ends.