Well, we all bemoan the passing of these stores. But do any of us give all, and I mean all, of our business to the local shops? How often do we just go in to browse. Or play with a new lens or camera and then go on ebay or order from B&H. Here's a reason Calumet is going digital. Don't kid yourselves, Calumet will be out of the film business before long. When was the last time anyone bought equipment new when it's available on eBay for so much less money? I worked in our local camera store in the mid 80's and saw this happen even then. People would come in to ask questions and get advice and then order from the New York discount stores in Popular Photography or from the ads in Shutterbug. We're now getting what we created.