BassDad, I think your view is typical. It really is hard to beat the reliability of analog service.
However, some of your points are not applicable to everyone. For example, the use of cell phone for long distance: in my case, I get horrible cell phone service when I am inside my house. Unless I am in a certain location of the house or outside, I can't make or receive a call. Even if I am in the right place to initiate a call, many times the call is subsequently dropped. I can't imagine VoIP service being any worse than this. Plus, unless you restrict your LD calling to nights or weekends, you have to worry about your monthly allotment of minutes.