It is not a sky is falling thread per se. The issue comes with the growth of airsoft. I think it is safe to say that no one was the sport to regress. I remember playing games with 4 people including myself, now we have 20+ for even skrims. I like that and do not want to see the sport lessen. The fact is there are new players and they are the life blood of any sport; but if they cannot get an AEG, and I am not talking china guns, then the sport is doomed to recession.
No airsoft wont die, it is not like we cannot play especially not if you already have as much a collection as you intend to get. The issue is that we will need to find a way to get new players, and if they have no supplier then its game over for them.