I have for some time now has a rather negative view towards newer film SLRs. I think that it is probably unfounded and there are probably many advantages to them. I really like te feel of the often compact, hardy and well built Film SLRs of the 70s and early eitghties with their metal bodies and rigid blocky design eg Canon A-1, Nikon FM2, K1000 etc. However having had 3 of these types of cameras fail on me aqfter less than two rolls of film I have to ask myself if they are becoming an unwise option. These cameras are coming uto 30 years old and there are few consumer goods that work well after that length of time with alot of use. I am a Canon person having a 350D and for some reason looked at EOS film bodies with scorn that doesn't really seem to have an logicial root. Should I abandon hopes of using FD SLRs and move onto more modern late 80s and 90s EOS bodies? Discuss.