I'm sure that this industry is capable of producing a design that will finally match the needs of stills and motion without the robocop accessories. They are apparently difficult to merge but aren't good designer paid for being creatives?
Lots of us are waiting for a big sensor camera able to produce lots of Ks in motion so the frames are fully usable for pro stills. We are not there yet but not that far. The constant improvement of tech will allow that very soon.
That is why I've putten the emphasis on the fact that softwares are and will be needed with no resolution limitation (and certainly not 2K) that could handle both stills and videos. There are already a few of those beasts but their prices are not suitable for most of the shooters. I'm onto this learning now and I can tell you that it is very demanding. So the industry will also have to provide not only the gear but the softwares at a reasonable cost, like Lightroom for ex. Easily manageable for most of the mortals.
For the time being, the bang-for-the-buck (you say it that way no?) is the GH2. (exactly how the 5D2 was in its time). It can be argued that the Pana video version is a better choice for making videos, it depends a lot on what everyone understands as "better"...The GH2 may lack accessories but on the other hand, we can buy the accessories step by step according to your needs and budgets. And shoot stills whenever needed with a good enough quality to make a full page. When we take away the accessories, the camera is almost pocketable. The Pana video is 5000 € cash. I can't think about a more flexible solution than a dslr today.
Also, in those times, accessories are giving jobs to a // industry. I like the idea of dslr, expandible and customizable.
I don't think it will die tomorrow.