I prefer digital capture as it provides many more options in rendering. And I find that modern digital capture sensors simply have more DR and more exposure latitude than most film, unless you're processing the film yourself and can work it around.
But film captures look different and process differently. They establish more specific constraints on what you can do. That's why I like them ... I feel that putting constraints on the process of making photographs enhances the mental, thinking, creative aspects in various not easily articulated ways.
For my film work now, I use one of either the Minox 8x11 subminiature, a Polaroid SX-70 (speaking of constraints ... AND quirky film from The Impossible Project! ;-), or one of several 35mm film cameras: Nikon F, Leica M4-2 (soon, a CL as well), or Rollei 35S.
For the 35mm cameras, I stick mostly with Ilford XP-2 Super (a flexible film that I can have any one-hour lab run the negs out for me with great consistency, and it scans beautifully), or my remaining stock of Agfapan 25 (I bought and froze 60+ rolls of it when it was discontinued, still have about 50 in the freezer).
XP2 allows me to push the capture characteristics easily by changing the shooting ISO, scanning, and using the magic of image processing to get what I want. It's wide latitude and easy processing overcome a multitude of ills associated with working with old quirky cameras ... ;-)
APX 25 is simply the most beautiful, fine grained 35mm film I ever loved. I have my own exposure and processing techniques for it, developed over many many years, and it never fails to make me smile when I run a roll (rarely now).
But my best advice:
Photography is an adventure.
Reading a guide book only gets you started. My favorite book to recommend to anyone learning film photography is long out of print but easily obtainable from Ebay ... the Kodak Pocket Photo Guide. Buy it, read it cover to cover, keep it in your camera bag at all times to refer back to. Let go of meters and automation. Learn to process your own film. Look at other folks' photographs and learn what you're looking for.