As a SAS customer, I hope the company goes down the sh--ter.
For annual license renewal, sales holds our feet the fire (lets our license expire MULTIPLE times during renewal) then takes a pound or two of flesh.
We chose SAS because it is a reliable product with reliable performance.
Our management is pushing us toward WPS, Informatica, SPSS, R, etc. because the SAS sales team contributes to an unpleasant renewal experience which negatively impacts deadlines, budgets, and the bottom line.