Do you have any idea how many Leica film shooters I know that sold all their Leica gear over the last two years because they couldn't afford to drop $7000 for an M9 body. Hopefully Leica can see the light of day when the mirrorless camera they release can use an M lens and not cost $3000 for the body alone.
That's just muddled thinking, IMO.
I happily use my M2, M7 and MP, and a II. I use them with Leica LTM, CV, Leica M and Zeiss glass. You don't need an M9 to produce an image with Leica glass. Leica learned their lesson years ago with the CL/CLE - a cheaper body cannibalised their sales. Similarly they see second-hand as the "gateway drug" to the current top of the range. Also consider Leica's experience in introducing the Summarit range of lenses - people ignore them and lust after - and buy - the Summiluxes instead at a considerable price premium.