For me such thing as the lack of dice, no reprints, the big winter sale-out and no annoucements mean that FFG is planing a 3.5 or 4e of WFRP. And I really don't get it why people are getting so nervous about it? Fans of WFRP 2e were unhappy when FFG announced 3e, now fans of the 3e are nervouse becouse there is a chance, not officialy confirmed, that FFG would release 3.5e or 4e of WFRP. It always like that. People should be happy that the game is evolves and You are still getting more options in it and every edition is trying to be better then previous. The truth is that every WFRP was different and You can choose which one is the best for You. And with so much prevoius materials You can create an endless adventure.
No WFRP had to much luck in publishing for a long time. 1st edition was reprinted 3 times, 2nd edition was published only for 4 years and in 2008 they got only one expansion and in 2009 only two (one was Career Compendium) and the game ended. From 2009 we are getting 3e and in those couple of years we got amny expansions. Now the game is not selling and what's more the game is loosing against other fantasy RPGs. The licence costs FFG a lot so for me the next step would be to make the game sale.
Many fans of the old editions turned away from 3e becouse of too much cards and mechanical ideas that they did not liked. Now i think FFG whats to repair those mistakes. I believe that FFG is still working on WFRP but not on 3e. They give us PODs becouse those are the way to give players some materials that would in other way would never see daylight. I think that FFG whant to do something that like a new edition that would give players a chance to customise the game they what. One of the thing they should change is to make the cards as optional componets not a must use. The other would be to change the mechanic so that You can play only with books. The game could be still published in boxes with all the stuff in it but the players would have the chance to leave in the box all the stuff they don't whant ot need.
I don't know what FFG will do, what they are planing or what they are working on now but I still think that there is a lot of material published so far that let players have fun for many years.
Cheers and happy gaming