What a ride!
40 years ago Mike Wolf was portrayed as 'David' in taking on Lionel (Goliath). Even had "Lionel" within the decoration above the family's fireplace, as I recall.
Protected his interests in the courtroom.
Made Union Pacific blink on behalf of the entire spectrum of our hobby's manufacturers.
Always kept his station at the helm...to well-deserved retirement.
Today's announcement is the best punctuation Mike Wolf and his MTH team could have ever had to his legacy. (Oops, pun intended!?)
Was he a "worthy opponent"?.....Just ask Lionel.
I think you have a good sense of this. This is, as you have said, the punctuation mark, the end of the Lionel vs MTH story. Yes, there is still a company called MTH around for the time being and DCS is supposed to be supported for a while longer but the old days are over.