even with A&A gone, i honestly don't care, this sport isn't going away. I so far, I have 1 aeg and 2 gbbs, two were bought off the forums, the aeg being n.i.b. and the other gbb was bought through a friend. I got all reasonable prices, never bought anything from a retailer, and I still plan to get more.
Just because a retailer no longer exists, doesn't mean the flow of guns will stop. I actually like it a lot better this way, with airsoft sales being restricted purely to the forums. That way, we have a lot more control over who can buy one, and who can't. No more underage douches *COUGH*MR.HITMAN*COUGH* getting their hands on airsoft without us knowing.