Reading a number of posts, one cannot help but notice the number of people who have sold or traded in their 911 for a Cayman or Boxster, and they seem generally very pleased to have made the change. The superb handling of these mid-engine cars helps to offset the lower power output, compared to the 911. Given this, the fact that Porsche went to a mid-engine configuration for the 918 Spyder, and the rumours of a 400 bhp flat four turbo in the Cayman GT4, it would appear that Porsche is really looking at viable alternatives to the classic rear-engine 911 design. It may be that the 911 will be phased out in the not too distant future. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this.