This too is wide open to different ideas. For 98+ % of LF practitioners the only goal is to make the worlds sharpest picture. If that's the only desired end result, there will be a lot of LF gear flooding the market in the next 5 years. Indeed, I think that's where we are heading. If however you feel there is some merit in pictorial work that can only be accomplished with large capture, 5X7 and above for reasons of tonality, and lenses with unique signature, there is no challenge what-so-ever from the modern electronic capture. And there will always be other hold out areas. Try to capture the drama of a steam locomotive passing by with a stitching program. Or set up a pictorial romantic nostalgic shot of the nameplate on the front of the same engine. Just 2 of zillions of possibilities where the DSLR will leave you cold. If anything, the DSLR's will weed out some who have less imagination in their art.