I always carry paper maps with me for backup. But, paper maps are published at resolutions that show more common roads for a given area. If you have worked with a GPS, you know that one of the wonderful things that you can do with it is, ZOOM in on a given area and roads that you never knew were there, appear out of no where. It is THESE roads that I try and find and ride on. Sometimes I can make it through, sometimes I hit a dead end, (more dead ends in the US then in Canada). That's the adventure.
I have had a lot of fun doing this and have seen places that only "locals" to that specific area know about.
It is also an adventure to get into one of these places and have the electronics quit............. Hasn't happened yet, but with the amount of miles I travel and places I go, my number is up!!!!
Example: This past weekend, a road not on a map, but on my Mio C-520 GPS
You have to know when to turn around........
But we sure thought about it real hard for awhile!!!!!!!
Also, a good GPS will provide you with other infomation that a printed map can't. In the case of the DL-650, my GPS will give me my actual correct speed and not the incorrect speed as displayed by the OEM speedometer. (The pic is a little blurry. But heck, it was a one hand shot at 73 mph.). Visually, I have speed in miles or km, distance of the trip I am riding in miles or km, ETA, current time, Points of Interest and a host of other options to select from, (I can even play videos and listen to music. I don't do this while riding though.).
Paper maps are darn good at what they do and an invaluable source of information and a backup. Electronics enhance the adventure experience to a whole new level of enjoyment.