Well FF is obviously happy enough with the Descent 2nd Edition system to use it with their new Star Wars game. And given the lack of announcements both at Gencon and over the last year it's a pretty safe bet that if we do see any more Mansions it'll be in a revised format similar to those 2 titles.
I'm largely ok with that.
I'm not so much a fan of the movement shenanigans that Descent encourages, and the figure expansions are somewhat less than economical, but I think it's a very flexible and easy to use system. The objective tokens work well enough that we've already toyed with the idea of incorporating them into our own Mansions games. It's not like searching every room on the map is a viable strategy now anyways. Using markers instead of all those stacks of cards is a very attractive idea. Plus reworking things to make custom stories MUCH easier to create is a big plus. And proper campaigns? Absolutely. Especially given the minis coming out any day now from Cthulhu Wars.
So while I'm not thrilled that virtually everything I've already bought is slated for obsolescence, and I have bought everything, I'm glad to see they've found a system that works, and I look forward to the day they make the switch with Mansions so I can start buying new expansions again.
Seriously, Kickstart it if you have to. I will find the money.