Webwork - 12:22 pm on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'd expect that soon they will be worth nothing.
Would "they" be all gTLDs or the .com gTLD?
In theory, limitless choice AND "availability" may become a market force that drives down or limits any/all gTLD registration/renewal fees.
IF the emergence of .info, .biz, .mobi, .eu, .asia, .travel, etc. didn't make .com a "so, what else you got" gTLD what about the newly added TLDs will?
I'm also thinking that the new TLDs really aren't "g"(generic)TLDs. They're more aptly "s"(specialty)TLDs, brought to us by people pandering . . marketing . . the idea that "keyword+sTLD" can help you corner/capture the market.
Just like .mobi did for mobile commerce and .travel did for the travel and tourism industry. :-/