I’ve been mulling over some of the same issues with my Fuji Instax 210, which I’ve lately become infatuated with. The film is about 80 cents per shot. Maybe that’s not much compared to 8 x 10, but the price is enough to make me think twice before each exposure. Which is healthy. I think there is some value in having photos cost something. The fact that digital shooting is basically free results in many images that are aesthetically worthless. That’s a blunt simplification, but I think there is something to it.
Sorry Duluth got hammered. Looking forward to your pix.