I hear you. I'm shooting lots of slides this year while I can. Bought ten rolls of 35mm E100G when the discontinuance was announced and wish I had bought more.
Sorry if I sounded snippy. Several times now someone has asked about Astia, I've said it's all discontinued, someone else insists it isn't, argu...er discussion ensues and someone else looks up the definitive link. Too sad to go through it all again but at least with Ilfochrime also gone I don't care as much as I otherwise would. Sigh