Good stuff. Having read this thread and chased around a bit I can now walk into a shop and have some clue as to when the assistant is talking about.
One thing I found on the net that might appeal to economical non-ludditesis a neat way of using my flatbed scanner to scan negatives. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it should work and a lot less than $1000. Free in fact, just folded paper.