Now I don’t have to do a proper rant about it. This guy sums it all up perfectly.
By doing so, we’re missing the point: the flaws we so deliberately recreate were never intentional and never wanted. The fuzzy glow and odd colour-shifts were to due limitations of the film and processing techniques used; they’re accidents, not a part of the photo. Previous generations would have given their eye-teeth for the clarity we so casually disregard.
OK, I can’t resist, dammit.
Look, just stop it. Stop using that damn thing. The filters suck, they’re annoying, they make you look like an ass, and years from now you’ll wonder what the hell you were thinking that you went and ruined a perfectly good photo like that.