People, please tone it down a notch. We are all entitled to our opinions, and as of right now regardless of the data presented, future predictions are only guesses; any or all could be right or wrong. Trends are what they are, but none of us KNOW what the future holds, so no sense arguing about it. Share your thoughts in a friendly fashion sure, but let's not dip to the aggressive type of banter that pervades other forums.
What I think may help steer this thread is to look back at history. Ever since I began shooting, "pro" level camera sales have encompassed a very small percentage of the total camera market and users. I believe they still do and will continue to do so for some time.
That said, I have a prediction to share: that ultimately we'll all be capturing continuous, streaming 4K video through a pair of $100 glasses. The $1000 glasses will have better buffer and optics. The $10 pair will be 2K capture with lesser optics, akin to the Kodak Brownie camera I had as a kid. We won't have storage cards per se, as a basic cell phone -- which will be called a "pocket device" -- will have a couple TB of bubble memory that we can stream our glasses capture directly to.