As a fan, and avid user of Finale- it's sad to see the only major competition in the field go under. It looks like they're farming the code out to foreign programmers, but the entire original team in England, has been let go.
Competition is always a good thing. It keeps us on our toes, and reaching further than we thought possible.
I hope for Sibelius fans that things come together, but fear the worst. But, I do welcome hopefully many new converts to Finale, and have high hopes that MakeMusic will stay focused, on target, and continue to evolve.
I've met many of the team there--they're good people.