This thread has popped up in some form or another every six months or so. For years. YEARS. That should tell you everything you need to know right there. If anything, the game is in the best shape it's been in a long it. What high end electros? Got it. How about low/mid ends? Pumps? Magfed? Quality entry level mechs? Single-frickin-trigger fast mechs? Even new autococker-style markers and bodies are being produced. R & D for new markers takes time and money, and there's new stuff everywhere now. This game or sport is doing just fine, and will be as long as people are still playing it and companies are still finding niches to fill. Start worrying when you can't find a game anywhere and companies stop making anything new. That couldn't be further from the truth right now.