I think the cottage guys will still have the upper hand. Especially if they start patenting their suspensions and such. (That is if they haven't already) The only problem I see for the future of our hobby is people not practicing LNT and messing it up for everyone else with their favorite places.
I will ALWAYS buy through the cottage guys here before I go big box. These guys deserve my money, not the big corporations that already have enough...
"We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears
My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.