Yes, when I was little we had a barrel shaped washing machine in the garage with a wringer on top. Thank god we lived in a hot place where the laundry would dry on the line relatively quickly. I have been of course to other climates where people use clothes lines anyway, and often everything has to stay out for 2 days before it dries -- at long as it doesn't rain.
Yesterday in a technical product store, I walked past a display that was still selling rolls of film (Kodak) like in the old days, and even I had trouble imagining all of the things that we used to do with that stuff -- mostly bitching about the price of the film, the price to get it developed, the shitty quality of the photos we had taken. I can't imagine that there is still a microscopic element of the population that is still living that agony voluntarily.
my cousin is lately photographing with an old camera that uses film. i think for some people it seems more "real" or "pure", though don't think that is the case for him ... he might think it is a bit cool, though, or maybe he just happens to have that camera and wants to use it ... he doesn't take that many pictures though - i couldn't afford having film developed with the amount of pictures i take these days (and even the albums from back before i got a digital camera take up too much space already, i don't like throwing photos away ...)
One reason for using a film camera might be to learn all about how & why to use camera settings from the ground up, in order to be better equipped to take a good picture. I very much admire Mossie's pictures, for instance, and listening to him talk about using film cameras and even having had a dark room gives an idea of how very prepared he is as a photographer. Rikita, pretty much the same thing can be said about you, in terms of having studied and learned about photography on a film camera.
When I was in university in Los Angeles, I cannot even begin to count the number of hours that we could spend in the three main record chains (Tower Records, The Wherehouse and Licorice Pizza -LP- get it?). For some reason, it was fascinating to flip through all of the records available over and over again and then go to the next store and do it again. Sometimes we might even buy one, but since our budgets were limited, it was never a sure thing. I have no idea if it was just a Los Angeles obsession or if people in big cities were doing this everywhere.
I think I know the answer, though -- when I moved to Paris, I did the same thing for a few years, and I was far from alone.