he's not tarring anything, he's just suggesting that
a lot of people on apug aren't really living
in his reality, where that film use is
dwindling, and film processing will become
a niche market, and it isn't really worth spending $$
on a piece of processing equipment that might not pay for itself.

if you talk to other people in the photo lab industry you might hear the same
sort of point of view from many of them. there are some labs that are doing very well
but the lab industry, pro labs, mini labs &c have been closing their doors consistently
for the past 10 years. the poster at pnet didn't really mince his words ...