My wallet is happy because of the recent price hikes. It will be fatter.
4-5 years back when you could stack up instant rebates and coupons I ended up spending on Canon gear more than on a decent brand new car (and I was leaning towards Nikon at the time). I kept what I liked, and sold the rest without losing much $ (cheaper than rental). It was irresistible and shocking at the same time, I didn't plan on spending even 1/4 that much. Today I'd rather buy second hand than pay ransom prices for new gear. I'll just stretch my gear replacement cycle,... no more 5 cameras in 5 years, more like 1 in 5y.
This MAP thingie just means that even the second hand goods will be more expensive, which in turn means that it will be easier to skip brands as the field is levelled. I have no brand nor shop loyalty.
Vote with you wallets, not with words. Big kahuna execs don't read Internet forums, they read their bottom lines.