What this means for me is being able to give away most of our old prints to family who will actually display or do something with them instead of let them sit in a box in the garage. It also means just trashing some old prints, yes - I did say trashing. Because I now have digital copies and will be making digital albums to print with all of the photos in them. This is three boxes or more of old paper clutter in my eyes and it's going to feel so nice to get it out of my home and into beautiful books for display. Another benefit means that I can now share old family photos with family members who will truly appreciate them over the internet.
In the comments: do you have boxes/albums full of prints laying around not being looked at? If you had to guess how many photos do you think you have in print form only?