In any event, I shoot film that I like, regardless of cost, which means I'm supporting all the major players (and some of the minor ones). I suppose eventually I'll get priced out, but as that's not the case at the moment, I'll shoot what I want while I still can.
Edit: Actually, I shouldn't say that! My yearly salary has dropped nearly $10,000 over the last year due to the weakening of the yen. I keep holding out on sending money home, but I have the feeling the exchange rate is only going to get worse as time goes on (although maybe it would encourage others to visit here!).