So I wanted to ask a few people who are in the profession and not on a study groups, certification, etc BBS about what they think about the future in regards to Internetworking. With out getting into all the little details I have been getting ready to try and finish my CCIE. Its been about 3 years since I have really had steady, or any contracts. The other day I was talking to my head-hunter who usually has been good at finding me contracts and he was saying that he does not believe this part of the industry will ever come back. Now I should state that I don't just want to achieve the CCIE for a job as it is more of a matter of a person achievement but I still have to wonder if this is a pointless cause? Everyday I find being away from the technologies only kills the skills I have while of course playing havoc with my personal life. Maybe it is even some crucial point I am missing I don’t know so I just wanted to post this. I know there are a few CCIE's and professional on this board I just don’t know all of you by name(nic).