I've been wanting a 357 magnum revolver in the collection for a long time now. Was seriously considering a Combat Magnum, or a beefier 686 with a 3in barrel... Then the Python had to come back to complicate matters.
Well, I'm going to wait a couple years for a Python, but I might still get a Smith in 357 in the meantime.
If the new Pythons come out in numbers the old Pythons will drop in price no matter what - because all these potential old python buyers will be getting the new one and the itch will be scratched. Lower demand etc. etc.
Will always be a "Cadillac" premium gun tho, and we'll never see them for $800 like we did 10-12 years ago.