Undoubtly,analog and digital are mere "medium" in the world of "contents and intentions" music is made of. Talking philosophically, If we dare
to discuss or give credit in any way to such a dilemma,we stay in fact out of the place where music itself works and then we are outside the
audio practice that makes sense only as something DEEPLY related to music.That´s the important thing . Moreover, "audio practice" is a medium,
not to mention how a "medium to the medium" analog or digital is. There´s nothing more than that.If you put it on the table , you are
confusing things and playing the wrong game.
Whoever audio leader (or anybody else) supports,discuss or gives credit today to any analog vs digital dilemma in audio (equally to any different kinds of dilemmas or Themes the world of hifi supported through decades) demostrates one or more of the following :
.-short practice in audio
.-wrong or undeveloped musical tastes
.-ignorance of the issues relatives to generation of audio as communication between human beings (composer-musician-listener)
.-disability of understanding of any complex intelectual and/or spiritual issue the humans had developed trough history
.-incapacity of discerning the tools-from-the objectives that supports developement of any human discipline or intelectual activity
.-luck of any serious capability to dive under superficiality of things
.-corrupted or low ethical personal evolution
.-low analitical and rational skills
.-low degree of spontaneus or "mentally open" responses to any external complex interactions
I would say that such a thing like the mentioned dilemma reflects precisely and sinthetically every disease,prejudice,snobism and
absurdity the world of audio ( or the so called world of hifi) supports and promote based on the inability to discriminate by the community of "customers".
True that "customers" would need to be guided trhough the path of audio as audiodiscipline is complex and needs high grade of
sensibility (the most difficult to develop it seems ) and rational skills .
I couldn,t say who of every audio dealer / leader reaches any high degree on things that really matters .