These things come and go in cycles. As has been said, the hobby is still churning out numerous sets, more than many or most of us can really keep up with. How many of you remember when you used to buy EVERYTHING that was produced? I do. That was some years ago for me, as the hobby expanded beyond my budget I had to be more selective in what I bought and limit my buys to a few choice eras. That's not even taking storage into account. If the companies can tighten their belt and slow down output and survive, for me (and I suspect others) it will be a good thing - a chance to catch up and actually paint all those sets that have been gathering dust and maybe even buy some of those sets I put off buying for more favored eras. I think it's all in how you look at a situation.