Fair warning: I am not making this up.
I have actually heard people say during Q&A at seminars they preferred tape because they could sort of chill, and gather their thoughts while the tape rewound.
I recommended that after hitting "stop," they wait for a while before hitting "play."
Hey software companies who make tape emulation plug-ins! Here's your big chance to have a unique selling point!
Have a preference that whenever you hit stop on the DAW's transport, play and record are locked out for 21 seconds. I bet people would just LOVE that feature!
Although my favorite "faux" plug-in is still Paul White's April 1 VST cable simulator, which attenuates high frequencies. The 15 foot emulation is $19.95, and the 30 foot emulation is $29.95.