Recently, I shot with that camera again. I was impressed. My 3 year old Fujifilm digital camera gives a resolution of only 7.2 MP. The Film camera gives at least 25 MP. There is no definite way of confirming it, but that's what the researchers say.
Film is full-frame. 35 mm. It has a large sensor, very good noise performance, deep depth- all the things that are missing in a point and shoot digital camera.
The lens I used is 50 mm and is 30 years old. Still the photos look better than the ones from a point and shoot digital camera that are available today. Cool thing is that I can still mount a large 500 mm lens on the camera and spy on the next building.
The only thing I found hard is the control. A very good knowledge of photography is required to operate the camera. Almost everything in the camera should be operated manually (f-stop, shutter speed, focus). I have taken more than 30000 photos till this date, so I have some experience. I didn't find it that hard. For a novice, taking photos in an average condition would not be tough, but to capture dramatic light would be a tiresome work.
The other problem with this camera is that it is slow. It takes a long time to perform. You may miss the running dear if you have ruined the first shot already.
Overall, I like the camera very much. It has a antique feel to it. Also, it's metallic and heavy body makes it feel like a pro camera. My Dad still longs for a Canon A1 film SLR. But he somehow knows that a Film A1 is surely not as good as a Canon 5D Mark ii or a Canon 7D.