I saw that editorial cartoon in another medium. Funny how it is so true and the facts are going to bite us on the bottom. One can point to the two shuttle disasters, but look at what we have accomplished from the lessons learned! I'd go in a heartbeat!. We will lose not just cargo weight to station, but more importantly cargo volume. You have to give the folks working on the final missions credit that they are trying to get all of the big stuff up before we have only the Soyuz and a couple of other enemic cargo carriers to get crews and the small stuff up.
Sorry for the rant.