I am totally having a nervous breakdown over Polaroid going out of business. All of my other discontinued materials are vacuum sealed and the important ones are stored in a -80 C freezer. But I can't freeze instant film, and it will start to noticeably go bad about a mere 6 months or so past date even if stored in the fridge. Type 55, especially, will be getting a candle-light vigil from me. They're only making enough to last through 2009. Time Zero may have been best for transfers but at least there were alternatives. Type 55 is such an incomparable medium. What worries me about this isn't that the film, in and of itself, is being discontinued. It's that I'm not good enough to ****ing shoot it yet. My Super XX and my KC25 are in deep freeze till I've got the right project and are comfortable enough in my abilities to take advantage of them. But I worry about wasting it. I know there will be so many occasions in the future when I say, "if only I could shoot this on 55." Not so much of a problem with my other stuff, which will last at least until I feel "good enough" to properly use it. At $4 a sheet, it isn't exactly a cheap film to stock up on. By price it easily out-paces anything else I've got, except maybe the KC25. So what now? I know I need to make my peace with it. Just buy a bunch and shoot like mad. But two and a half years? **** me. I learn fast but not that fast.