Leica officially killed off CCD, with the introduction of the Leica Monochrom (Type 246) yesterday.
Unfortunately, this was entirely expected.
Consequently, we have lost something special. The 90% of photographers who cannot tell the difference between M9 vs. M240 files, but who value the me-too features of CaNikoSony will no doubt be rejoicing right about now.
For the rest of us: CCD is dead – long live CCD!