I actually think prices falling on all herps is potentially beneficial to the hobby. I don't see any evidence that higher prices bring better keepers, just fewer of them. I figure the lower the prices get the more people will have access to the hobby which will mean that husbandry information will become easier to find and of better quality. Also the more common it becomes to keep reptiles the fewer stupid bylaws there will be against doing so. What better way to fight the bad reputation herps and their keepers get in the general public than to bring it increasingly into the mainstream?
I feel a little light headed... maybe you should drive...