I've been noticing some people finding my page on Google searching for more detailed information about the 383 Super. Since the 383 Super is a reasonably priced manually-controllable flash, suitable for both on and off camera use, it's experienced a little bit of a resurgence in recent times. Vivitar has responded as well by putting the 285 back on the market.
If all of the film cameras stopped working tomorrow, there's plenty of decent digital cameras to switch to. I don't have 10 years worth of film in my freezer and powdered developer stocked in my closet, at best I've got a few months worth, I don't want to have tons of nasty old expired film. I want to have room in my freezer for some frozen goodies.