ehh it sounds like guys who have shifted business focus and are trying to convince themself they are right by telling others that airsoft is dying. One of our local sporting stores here in town used to carry a decent little airsoft supply of Krakens and several fairly decent pistols. Then when things got a little tougher to import they dumped airsoft and now stock camo lingerie in that location. They said that airsoft was on the outs as well but in that following year we had over 10 local players buying Krakens and similar starter guns. Our fields average attendance has doubled and the local scene is hotter than ever for players.
So the guys at the sports store better be selling lots of crotchless camo panties for it to be paying off better than airsoft...