Although the past 10 or so threads on how film is supposedly dying have been insightful and interesting, I think I'm getting a little annoyed now. Everyone is making it sound like film is going to completely disappear in two years or something.
Let me remind everyone that manufacturers are still coming out with new emulsions and improving them as well. Fuji just came out with a new Velvia less than 6 months ago! How can you people think so negatively about film's future? If Kodak's CEO wants to be stupid and make statements like the ones he did, then that's fine. Personally I never liked Kodak's films (except maybe Tmax 100) - once Fuji came along, Kodak was pretty much in decline anyway. Most of their slide films are grainier, or just as grainy as Fuji's crappiest consumer films.
Anyway, I don't want to start another discussion about this as there are more than enough in this forum. I think we'll have film 35mm, 120, 4x5, and 8x10 for at least 10 more years. I'm guessing 35mm film might be gone in the next 5 years, but who cares about that? 35mm sucks anyway, I'm glad it's going away. I suspect however that medium and large format will stick around. The price drop isn't going to continue indefinitely - the Canon 1Ds MkII only dropped a few hundred dollars since it was released. There's just not all that much demand for higher-res digital cameras...not for the consumer/prosumer at least.