Well, the Pbp (as well as any other recreational pursuit, really) has slowed down considerably as my industry goes into further tailspin. I really need to spend more time finding a way out, and into something else. Presumably the public sector has purchasing people too, right? You have no idea how attractive that sounds right now. If my kids' school district were to hire a Procurement Manager for about the same salary I make now, I'd jump on that in a heartbeat. Or a university nearby. Or pretty much any public sector job, where I wouldn't have to stress constantly about what's going on in the external environment.
Plus, frankly, I'm not all that interested in the business of making cars. The fact that I've been in this job for almost nine years now is a strong testimony to the power of inertia and complacency.