Personally, if I were a Kodak user, I'd be abandoning Kodak and switching to Ilford at this moment. (I am already 100% dedicated to Ilford). What I'm trying to say is that Ilford is obviously dedicated to B&W, and is in to carve a niche for itself. I could be wrong, but I don't think that Kodak will stay in the game for much longer...For such a massive corporation, the financial gains to be made in B&W must be miniscule compared to everything else.
If Ilford is trying to get back onto its feet, and is willing to support the B&W community exclusively, then maybe it's time for everyone to get on board now in order to ensure that it does survive.