Just wanna share a piece of news I recently discovered. Fotohub has lowered its price of slide film to that comparable or lower than that of Cathay. Throw that in with their package price which includes processing fees paid up front when you buy the slides, it makes slide film even more cost effective.
For eg, Provia 100 costs $8.90 now. With the processing and film, the package price is $11.90. Can't remember figures for other slide film cos I'm a provia user anyway.
Hope this is good news for slide users.