I've been a live sound sound engineer for 30 yrs. In my opinion, digital consoles as currently configured for live are a huge pain in the ass. Firstly, & surely most importantly, they don't sound very good. Analog to digital converters, & vice versa (good ones) cost money. The dozens in mixing consoles are usually very average. The dynamics (compression etc.) are totally inferior to decent hardware versions, same as in DAW world.
Operationally, they're a total joke. Live sound is largely about ease of intuitive use. There is no digital board in existence that lets you react as fast as an analog board. How is this progress?
For extremely complex shows, automation & recall ability are useful, but a board doesn't have to be fully digital for that. The way forward is analog audio electronics with a well designed digital control surface. The closest I've seen to this is the Harrison Showconsole, which is a proprietary board not generally available.
Digital consoles are loved by production companies, because they can do away with outboard eqs, dynamics etc. But for us poor saps who have to use them, it's a huge compromise, & the audience is shortchanged in the process.