I've spent the past few years learning to use hand tools, and mostly retiring my machines. For most projects hand tools are faster. I don't have to hassle with jigs and setups, I don't need a giant shop, and I don't need expensive dust collection and protective gear. I still roll my eyes when some TV or YouTube celebrity woodworker builds special massive jigs, or shills expensive Incra or other gear, to cut little bitty pieces on a table saw. Just cut 'em with a hand saw and be done with it.
The key to being happy with hand tools is sharpness. Sharpening chisels, planes, and saws is pretty easy. All you need is a good howto, like from Paul Sellers or Richard Maguire, and bit of practice. Paul Sellers' book "Essential Woodworking Hand Tools" is utterly brilliant, and IMO the definitive book for learning how to use hand tools, and which tools to use for which tasks.
I don't care what people use, everyone should use what makes them happy, but I do believe that making an effort to explore alternatives leads to some nice rewards.