I remember seeing on the web that 35mm film is equivalent to about 12M pixels in terms of resolution. Mulitple dSLR's have passed that mark. So finding a better dSLR shouldn't be that hard any more.
I gave away my film SLRs, one Minolta one Canon, several years ago along with all the accessories including lenses. Moved on to digital starting with SONY toys. Yes, the early digial cameras are fairly inadequate in almost all aspects, IQ, handling, etc. But the recent dSLRs are truly fantastic! A few examples are Nikon D3/D700, Canon 1D series and 5D, SONY A900. By judging photo prints, I don't see any lacking in IQ. One particular area, ISO, digital is certainly way ahead of films.
I am not ditching film cameras by any means. Lots of them are legendary and even collectible. But for real life photography, digital wins hands down.