Of course, many corporate business initiatives are designed to foster a dependecy on a product. That is how a global business thrives, and to a humorous extent may even explain our relegation to the term "user"! If the past is any indication of the future, then SolidWorks users should continue to see and experience a remarkable product tailored to their needs, along with integrated file management choice that meets and exceeds our expectations. The business challenge for DS is to retain that well earned reputation of being a trustworthy corporate citizen, while walking the fine line of investor / user expectations.
Yes, it will certainly be interesting to see what the future holds for SolidWorks!