Stan, you may be right on target and Nikon may gain market share but I think this marks the end of a golden era where I spent far more than I wanted to on Nikon bodies because Nikon kept giving me either more for the same money or craftily tempted me with new features at a higher price point, with no downside.
And I am talking about features I needed and wanted in my next camera, based on real world problems I had, and those issues were holding me back in my wildlife photography, plus some other technically challenging subjects.
Now I am asked to spend ever increasing amounts to take a step forward at the expense of a step or two backwards.
I think they've market researched and price differentiated themselves out of at least one active customer- me. It will be interesting to see how the numbers shake out and what many of the typical members here do in the next few years. Their strategy leaves me with using what I already have as my own best forward strategy.