Today Lindenlabs dropped the bomb: there is going to be a new continent in the east! Not only that, they are adding the new regions at a higher speed than earlier (which was 4 regions per day) and putting up some mechanisms to avoid the buying of the parcels through bots.
This sounds like a nice move. Ok, the people seeing land as an investment are going to cry if the prices drops significantly, but in the end it's better that way, because so more people are able again to get new land and for Lindenlabs to generate more income, of course.
If LL would not have taken this step, it could have been that many people were leaving the game or just not buying land anymore, so that LL would have been on quite a stock of unused land sooner or later. Now, there is a new force in the land business, a new motion and I am thrilled to observe in which direction this might leed us!