I went to a photography store yesterday and the owner saw my Pentax K-10D and asked me whether I wanted that camera or was coerced into purchasing that camera! He also stated that due to pentax not being a major player, they will probably die out. Also, this guy remarked on the merger between pentax and hoya basically being a reslult of pentax owing hoya a lot of money and making it up by merging. I am not sure whether any of this is true. However, his final remark almost scared me: He said that if i am serious about photography (which i am) I should not purchase a pentax lens but rather sell my equipment and move on to either cannon or nikon because they will always be photography standards. Finally he said, "Pentax makes amazing cameras; the K-10D is a great piece of technology, but the brand has little to no following." What are your opinions on this matter?