They say that beggars can't be choosers, but apparently consumers can be. The choice that consumers are likely to be faced with in the near future is not whether to go down the SSD route, but which type of SSD do they want.
“Faster drives and a falling cost-per-gigabyte should help bring drive costs down from the stratosphere and into a price bracket more consumers can afford, but the focus in the manufacturing world right now is on boosting storage capacities and performance, not reducing costs. It's very much a game right now where every 12 months, we're going to see considerable breakthroughs in performance.”
With annual breakthroughs in performance come annual waves of 'obsolete' parts that could potentially be offered at discounted rates compared to the latest and greatest parts. In the end, consumers are likely to end up with a three way tug-of-war between price, capacity and performance.