My Xpan is sitting in a box gathering dust. Not because it uses film, but because of the hassle to digitize the 24x65 format.
I have several film scanners, from a Nikon LS2000, Nikon LS8000, to a Howtek drum scanner. None of these scanners offers a convenient workflow for digitizing quantities of 24x65 frames. My Nikon scanners do not directly support 24x65 frames so I have to either wetmount using a custom tray, or scan 24x36 frames and stitch. Either way, it's a lot of manual labor for each frame. The drum scanner actually has an advantage since it's possible to mount a whole roll on a drum and scan all 21 frames in one batch. Still, drum scanning is never convenient and relies on a controlled, dust proof environment.
Are there film scanners today that can take a 35mm strip and capture 24x65 frames in one sweep? It would certainly make the Xpan much more useful.