I've been reading threads here for quite some time and I love watching the "eternal optimists" duke it out with the "chicken littles." I can't say who has a more convincing argument. The eternal optimist always point toward history and how there has always been a fix. Of course, I'm still waiting for that P4 hack! On the other hand the naysayers are very quick to throw in the towel, but some of them put up a good argument.
I know very little about how this stuff works and I don't complain when it doesn't. I've read 2 great books these last few weeks and other than the Science Channel, I can't say I miss the tube much at all.