A few years ago (aka almost a decade! I feel old) when I first joined this forum, this question would have never crossed my mind. But technology does progress quite quickly and so does time. One huge advantage about the glass we use on our digital SLRs over other electronics and their accessories/components has been how well lenses hold their resale value. This was never an issue, even as recently as 3 years back when it was Canon vs Nikon vs Sony SLRs, Olympus PENs and everybody else.
But as of late, we have all these newfangled (GET OFF MY LAWN! ) things like small interchangeable lens systems (EOS M, Nikon 1, PEN, NEX, etc) which have taken off and will probably eclipse 'main' SLR system in both sales and marketshare in the coming years. Then there are things like super high-resolution sensors (that 50MP Canon EOS we've talked about for years is finally here!), movie mode on DSLRs, etc which have the potential to bring another "lens system migration/extinction" like we saw with Canon moving from FD to EOS in the 80s.
Compact system cameras probably pose less of a threat to the full-sized (eco)system, much like how we still have high-end desktops in a world of high-powered smartphones and tablets. But what if [Canon/Nikon/your camera brand] announced they were going to make 50MP+ sensors exclusively from here on out (remember smartphones and pocket cameras already have 20 megapixels) and none of the current lenses can resolve such high resolutions. Or if they brought out new "photo+movie lenses" (that may or may not use a different mount) that can autofocus instantly, silently, while movies are being recorded, while you can simultaneously capture stills, 30% smaller using DO technology, while being just $800 etc that makes your $2000 70-200 IS II drop 80% in value overnight.
My 7D is still happily chugging along (it still feels new), the 5 year gap has brought little change this round, the jump from 7D>7D2 is much less significant compared to the 30D>7D and has given me little incentive to upgrade. And my primary shooter is still my 24-70 while my 70-200 hasn't been practically used for almost 18 months (though stored well and maintained). And my biggest worry is another FD to EOS like change that will render an entire lens mount obsolete - there's been enough change in technology/focus/market and I fear a mount change is around the corner.