Yeah! I will never forget the first use of a plane after I had the WorkSharp 3000 (for sharpness) and the Veritas low angle plane (very easy to adjust very accurately). What a feeling. I started using a plane on everything (and I am really an electric power person). As someone else said, the sound, the smoothness, the feel of the wood, etc. really can get to you.
I have several planes now. However, my go to plane is the least expensive of the bunch; a wonderful FWW member made a wooden plane with Hock iron. It didn't cost me a cent and it is easy to adjust. The iron makes it rock solid. It is easy to sharpen and put back to work. And, as I said, a wonderful man made it for me---Take a bow Toni Ciuraneta of Barcelona (a country within a country).
Don't worry. I am not going to convert to Neanderthal---I'm too old.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.