I think we will start to figure out ways/technics to get our jobs done easier but without the human labor aspects. Like was said before lawn care isn't going anywhere soon. There is a certain human creativity that goes into landscape/lawn care enhancements. I also think that there will be a place for commercial companies and for small companies just maybe not like it is now. I think the labor aspect will change because I just don't see a generation coming up that's going to say "this labor intensive job is awesome! Don't know why we ever missed out on this." That is unless we can find another country to our dirty work so we can be lazy. Lol. Who knows I'll be out soon enough (next 5 yrs or so....maybe) but it was a great ride! Don't think we will go back to the good ole days (pre 08) any time soon but the business is what you make it. Just my .02. FWIW to the young new companies, start saving as soon as you can because you will blink your eye and it will be 20 yrs later and a balance of work ,play and most importantly family is a must for your future sanity!