I think a lot of LightWavers in some ways are experience the "five stages of greif" I know I have / am
Denial - The users who still think LW is alive and kicking "Vizrt have not said anything else. Why would they end it?" etc.
Anger - Now angry at all those who says LW is dead and that you should move on. Or are angry at Vizrt / Newtek, who are probably just doing what's right for their business.
Bargaining - Trying to defend their choose of staying with the software. "With some plugins it can be used for a long time. Maybe there is something new on it's way" etc.
Depression - You realise the LW era is really over. Get sad, and maybe even feel regret that you didn't jump ship earlier. "I'm to old or to invested in LW to learn anything new"
Acception - You start to accept. It is what it is. LW will still work for many years and there's a lot of other softwares to learn and some are even free (if money is the issue).
I'm at acception. LightWave is great, I really like 2020 and it works great for the most part.
It will definitely take a while (for me) to reach the same knowledge in another 3D software but in the meantime I can work on with LW. Or mix.
And if LightWave in the meantime would reappear in a new, better version, fantastic!
There is still a lil denial (or hope that its not dead)...never hit depression..but am delving into acceptance...I still use LW for some things, but rendering i will probably do with Renderman in blender or houdini
If they release a new version I may even pay the upgrade price again...but Im not holding my breath.