Before the advent of digital photography I used to shoot exclusively in transparencies (mostly Fuji) and only printed on Cibachrome (now Ilfochrome Classic). In my opinion, there is still nothing to match the result (in colour prints). For those who have never heard of Cibachrome have a look at:
Now I have switched to digital. However, rather than agonise over how I can get digital images and inkjet (or dye sub) prints to match the Cibachrome prints, I simply choose to view them as two separate media which happen to give almost similar results, just like a painter can use watercolour or oils. Both produce a painting and, with a great deal of effort, can even be made to look somewhat like each other in texture and colour. But this is basically self defeating as the "imitations" will never be "as good" as the real thing and arguing over which is better is just as futile as they are simply different.