I understand your statement about the archivalness (is that a word?) of a print...but the way that I feel about it...Who the hell really cares? As long as it looks good enough for someone to give me some money. By the time that the print "goes south" I will have gone "down".
If too many prints are made archival there will be no depletion of work already done and let's face it there will be a saturation point. After all once you have the walls of your home, garage, gardeners shack, and bathroom covered with the stuff what the heck are you going to do with it? My cat does not have a particular affinity for the prints...she just yawns when I show her my latest and greatest. A thought.