Throughout my life i have always had polaroids. My dad gave me a cheap point and shoot polaroid for my 11th birthday and i used to spend all of my time trying to take artistic and novel photos of my hamster chester. Needless to say these did not turn out all that fabulously but i never forgot that wonderful feeling of sitting with my nose pressed to the picture, watching it develop slowly, and feeling my growing amazement that something could appear from nothing.
That same polaroid camera finally broke in 2005, and i was without a polaroid for a while. Then i found all of the amazing time zero/ sx-70 stuff on flickr. Got myself one earlier this year and my photostream has been filled with sx-70 photos since! I am therefore relatively new to this form of polaroid photography and feel i have so much more to learn! Save polaroid!!!
Just because one medium becomes commercially more successful than another, it doesn't mean that you have to view the other medium as stagnant and irrelevant. I use both film and digital, but would NEVER go fully digital as film/polaroid still surpasses digital in many, many ways. Just because we have computer software that can make art effectively, it doesnt mean that we should discontinue the production of paints and canvas does it?