To answer your question: The franchise would never die out to me because I have the DVDs to watch over and over so it would always be a part of my life. And I think it is that way with a lot of people. It will always be a part of their lives. They will teach their children to love it. It wouldn't die out if they didn't make any more movies. I don't believe that at all.
*stated in 'cough'* Con-tri-dict-ion
. Then why are you so pissed? Go live happily ever after with your DVDs, right?