I sent Nikon an e-mail, basically asking if, given Adobe's apparent determination to alienate a large portion of its customer base, they would look to restart NX development. Here are the first two paragraphs of their reply...
"I would like to thank you for your suggestion to improve Nikon's editing software Capture NX, by incorporating different imaging abilities as you outlined in your email.
I can provide the idea for the improvement of Capture NX, to create an improved editing suite called Capture NX3, to the Nikon Design and Functionality Department. This means that Nikon Design and Functionality Department will take this suggestion into account and will consider all possibilities of manufacturing and selling a software suit as you suggested."
...which reads to me like...
"We have no intention of making NX3 but, because you've asked, we will pretend to look at it before we officially reject the idea"
You've obviously had more pleasant experiences with Nikon support than I have. For me, this response is better than my typical response. I have to at least give them credit for a nicer answer. If I had sent a similar message, I would have gotten something like this:
"All of our products are available for sale through authorized dealers. We hope that you like our products as you are very important to us. If this did not answer your question, you can submit an update online or call us."