By good news for LUGs, I meant they'll have the chance of being gifted much more LEGO than is the standard. How likely that is is another story.
And I completely agree. The virtual market is definitely one of the reasons the LEGO company is having as hard a time as it is, and their efforts to compete have been laughable at best. Hopefully those generations who will come in the dimly lit future will find the joy of creating with their minds the ideas and imaginations that try desperately to spring forth into the plastic pieces around them.
That's really the point of LEGO. Not to teach, but to create.