All joking aside, April 19th is going to be a tense day around the hobby. On that day, I probably wont be paying attention to hobby news due to my wife's pending delivery, but that wont stop MLB and UD from going to court to settle the lawsuit filed over Ultimate Collection and other products. According to SCD's review of the UD court documents, Upper Deck will be arguing their case to get the lawsuit thrown out based on a number of interesting arguments. However, that isnt the most important thing.
I will say that the hobby will outlive the industry by decades, but I dont think its a good idea to expedite the process. Considering that many of the people in the industry are still trying to recapture the youth of days gone past, despite evidence that kids have moved on, I think we are in trouble for the future.