Respect to Phase/Leaf. All they need now is a half decent platform. I can't help feeling they backed the wrong camera; they should have put their money behind the AFi.
The price of that admission may have been more than they wished to spend. And I trust this was a wise choice. They backed a very viable platform and while the camera may not have excited anyone, I would say that they have improved it substantially and I don't think there is anyone who would argue about the lenses - excellent Mamiya and Schneider optics (part of the allure of the AFi anyway).
They're not done here, for those who don't feel the DF system is where they wish to be, it has already been stated by Phase One that more cameras are on the drawing table, though they'll take time. And frankly, many of our clients who have handled a DF camera have changed their opinions about the Mamiya-based system.
Instead of bogging themselves down with the AFi project (both financially and otherwise), they start fresh and invest into Leaf, Mamiya, Expression Media, and the R&D that results in the IQ series. Nice as the AFi may be, I for one, am thankful, and look forward to their new camera system in a few years, complete with more Mamiya/Schneider optics.