Smart dealers value the long term relations they have with their clients. Any dealer interested in maintaining those relationships should have serious discussions with their clients thinking of throwing multi-thousands of dollars Avid's way. Dealers have an obligation to advise their clients of the current situation with Avid customer support, tech support, product development, etc., and offer them alternatives that will allow them to grow and prosper.
At some point, Chuck Surack (Sweetwater Sound CEO) will come to the realization that his client/business relationships will be damaged forever if his sales force keeps pushing Avid products to his clients. The day you see Sweetwater bail on Avid is the day Avid goes down the tubes forever, as Sweetwater is their largest dealer by a wide margin.
Here in Nashville NO ONE is buying new Avid equipment for touring, and almost all of that business is going to DigiCo. Soon enough, the Avid platform will lose it's market share in studio recording as well and another company will become the dominant force in studios.