I'm not @garrev but I definitely agree that film was/is more challenging.
Modern cameras helps novices like me (going from a 5D3 to a 1Dx for autosports immediately doubled my keeper rate), but when panning technique comes in, I am still woefully inadequate. I may have access to same equipment as a pro, but but results are far behind. The fleshy bit behind the camera decides the images (still).
Yes, Agreed, But I wonder what your panning keeper rate would be using film, instead of a 1Dx?