I'm still reeling, and I'm not at all happy, but I will say this.
Mega Man is not dead. But as a video game franchise, we seem to be in a barren patch. We've nothing visible on the horizon there, and I hope that changes, though after they've abandoned both Mega Man Universe and Legends 3, I'm not sure I'll be able to garner the same level of enthusiasm when it does.
But no, Mega Man is not dead. The turnout for Udon's Mega Man tribute book was outstanding. Archie's Mega Man and Ariga's Rockman titles are bringing Mega Man grand new adventures in comic form. Fans contribute in art, in music, even privately sold merchandise. People still love Mega Man. Fans are everywhere across the globe.
It's just disheartening that of all the Mega Man projects out there, Capcom seems to be the weakest link. Why they can't seem to utilize Mega Man profitably within their own company, I have no idea. I was going to say more, but now I'm sad.