Gerry Schnaible , February 13, 2013; 01:59 P.M.
"They WANT people to stop using film cameras and this pushes them that way, whether they want to or not."
Spot on. The impulse marketing is perhaps most prevalent in electronics but if you look at the release of cameras it is the perfect example of what you say.
People are constantly pushed to the "bigger", "better", "more advanced" model all the time. There is something that feels comfortable about equipment that is around long enough to be an extension of yourself. Truth be known there is a very, very small number of people that use even 10% of the capabilities whether it is a blu-ray player or the DXXX fill in the name.
I became really aware of this while in a discussion about a photograph and the other party said well send the EXIF data so we can see whether it was you or the product. The photo was shot about 20 years prior to the EXIF age. Totally blew me away as I had never even considered EXIF as any thing other than a "nifty" gadget. LOL