My roommate is on the other side of your position, jtr, which is also why I say "roommate" or "quasi-SO" rather than some term of greater endearment. She wants to remain independent in her life after learning the lesson that people take advantage if someone can provide, and that's something I've encouraged for her, since I've been a person who has helped several people step away from that trap over years.
It's too bad we live in a world where it is increasingly difficult for even a reasonably well compensated single person to live a fully independent life.
Combined with the impending major R5 FW update implying that there will not be an R5 II this spring, it may be that we are SCREWED out of good new bodies yet again.
I do think it's weird that there was a replacement for the R6 after only 18 months but nothing for the R5. Even throwing a better heat sink and adding some of the tricks from the R7 (auto level for video, digital hot shoe) would make for a nice refresh of the original model.
Random question-is film even relevant any more, even for some pros?
There are people doing it for art, or as a learning exercise. Only having a few shots completely changes the mentality of taking a photo. "Medium Format" in digital does exist in expensive Fuji and Hasselblad cameras but it's actually pretty easy to find inexpensive film bodies now. It's also one of those weird things that hipster kids are doing, like deliberately choosing to write using a typewriter.
A few companies are also selling digital instant cameras. Fuji makes the Instax, for example, and a company called Nons makes an upgraded version that prints to Instax media but accepts Canon EF-mount lenses. Instant Digital cameras are really fun, inexpensive and popular. Instax pictures are about the size of a credit card and develop like an old-fashioned Polaroid.
Also, some movies are still shot on film.