Leica has basically stated that they only make film cameras for the nostalgic now. They see digital as the future, and probably couldn't care less if film disappeared off the face of the planet. But let's be serious here, as long as somebody can make money off of film, film is going to be around. Which means it's very unlikely we'll see the demise of film within our lifetimes. A Leica just may not become a valuable family heirloom is all.