One thing you may want to bear in mind re digital and film, is the cost of film. I saw in one of your emails that you shot prolifically when on vacation. Admittedly, the start-up cost is higher and post-processing time is longer on digital but, once you have purchased memory cards, the film/processing is free.
I'm a long-time Minolta fan with both a "7" and a "9" but recently have shot almost 100% with the digital 7. I shoot a lot more as I can see results immediately and, I'm not counting shots as e.g. with film, I only have 36 shots and film is expensive. As far as vacations go, I took approx. 1200 shots (equivalent to 30 films!) last year when on a 3-week trip to Scandinavia on medium JPEG mode using 4 around GB worth of cards that I had purchased when on sale, and still had room left for a few more before returning home to Canada. The medium JPEG mode, while not the best quality setting, still gave me good 11 x 14 inch prints.
I think, that you may be surprised at how good digital is even, to longtime film fans like myself.
Good luck with your choice and Happy Shooting.