Comic books: digital or paper?

I have collected comic books for approximately 30 years and I am considering switching from paper to digital through Comixology. I like digital comics because they are immediate, easily accessible and do not take up space in my house. My biggest concern with going digital is no longer supporting my local comic book store and interacting with the staff, discussing comics and getting their recommendations. I don’t really care about the collecting comics for profit and I am not enamored by the feel and smell of paper. Anyone else collect comics or have a preference for digital or paper?