Thanks @all for your edits and I’m glad you like the image Would love to see more edits
I hope you don’t mind, if I don’t name any favorite edit. One interesting observation are the massive differences in the brightness. Another observation is that quite a lot of the color edits appear to be a little on the greenish side (in fact that applies to the ooc jpeg as well). In most cases I tend to shift colors a little tiny bit to the red.
Regarding the question why to use film simulations: For me it is not so much a matter of nostalgia or something like preferring the old time stuff. I started photography in 2005 when the digital era had already began. So for me there is no emotional relation to the analog era and particular films. However, people who did a lot with film often talk about particular characteristics of their favorite films. Assuming that such characteristics actually exist, I think these film simulations (or emulations, no idea which is the correct term) might be an interesting approach to investigate this a little bit. Of course this can at most be a more or less good approximation. A search on google images for particular films shows quite a lot of variations, which is not a big surprise as the development processes vary and the digitization adds further variations.
Apart from this, I think these filmsimulations can add an interesting look and they can be an interesting point to start from. E.g. for this particular image the Ektachrome preset came quite close to how I remember this scene, while giving some nice consistent colors.
There was and is a lot of hype about these Fuji film simulations. Actually, IMHO there is no magic about it, like some people seem to presume. Nevertheless, for jpeg shooters it adds a valuable option to receive jpegs which do not look like every jpeg, which could have been created by any camera.
@afre, regarding the halos: It made me feel a little insecure about my edit I thought, I manged to avoid the halos (although I used the Gaussian blur in the shadows/highlight module, which tends to produce halos more easily, but it adds nice contrast). In fact, the image is quite prone to introducing halos.