There is no way I could afford the cost. $250 would be nearly an entire paycheck. I'm at the fringes of being able to afford my hobby as it is, which is why at the moment I shoot 35mm. During the last year of Kodachrome, just to say I shot it, I was buying a few rolls at a time from a seller on Ebay, and sending it by mail to get it developed.
It was an absolutely beautiful film, but I agree with PE, it's never coming back' no matter how much we beg. The processing is/was just too specialized.
I forgot how bad pay rates in the U.S. was, here the minimum award rate starts at about $18 an hour iirc.