However the New York Times has an article in their Tech area that says point & shoot digital is dying, superseded by telephones. SLR digital cameras are, so far, survivors as they will be.
I'd be pleased to buy a really cheap digital p & s, how useful it would be for those "recces" when planning to perhaps load up a 4x5 or 5x7.
More to the point, the article shows that many, many folk just want a device to grab pics of the kids and mates and circulate them easily and quickly, let's leave 'em to it and keep buying film stock for heaven's sake.
Regards - Ross