Suzuki said they are going to "focus on the DS market." An updated DRZ400s or a new DRZ500s might give the big four the kick in the rear to take the DS market a little more serious. As someone looking to buy a newer DS in the next 2-3 years, one can only hope.
"Living just to keep going, goin' just to be sane." - The Black Keys
I prefer kick starters, air-cooling, and carburetors over anything.