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Here's a news flash, dSLRs aren't going anywhere any time soon."
Actually, they just might. I think of all the other things that have disappeared in spite of the fact that I (and a hell of a lot of other people) didn't want them to. LP records, very high end component stereos, big block motors, mercury batteries, cameras made of metal and glass instead of plastic ... and don't even try to tell me that the newer stuff is better, because I will just laugh at you. It isn't. Not even close. The thing is, there are not always enough people around who know the difference to influence the manufacturers, and in some instances, change gets rammed down our throats even when the new stuff is very clearly inferior. The government gets involved (like in those mercury batteries I mentioned) or the manufacturers decide there is more profit in making something that people don't like as much (like CDs instead of LPs). When that happens, it doesn't really matter what people want; they can't have it and the advertizing people will tell them some crap about how they are better off and eventually, people will come to believe it, since most don't know any better and won't have anything to compare the new stuff to. Face it, your average consumer photographer is more than happy with a point and shoot. The ones who are aware of the advantages of a DSLR (and who those differences are important enough to that they will buy one) are a small minority of camera owners. If they ever drop below a significant percentage threshold, or if the manufacturers ever decide that they can manufacture a different kind of camera more cheaply and make up in sales volume what they will lose in DLSR sales, DSLRs will disappear faster than the Plymouth Hemicudas did.