Indeed sad news as for many people in Holland, Belgium, Germany this was THE show. I think it's just part of the declining interest in RISC OS.
After spending lots of money on it (Omega-no longer supported, A9-?supported?, Select subs) I've given up as well and have the whole lot for sale.
My RiscPC is the only reliable machine and it lacks too many features and is nearing the EOL. So VRPC will be the only thing fired up every now and then.