Not quite sure what a dry pancake is, but I imagine its not so nice.
No new sponsors for '08. We use only the best products still: Draxxus, V-Force and of course Smart Parts.
As for the poor economic situation currently in the United States, it will ultimately significantly injure many companies and teams. The effects are being felt through the pro ranks, with big name teams such as the Raiders, Strange, and even long time contender Trauma closing up shop. Three years ago, these thoughts would not have been considered, but they are becoming realities now. Fortunately, some companies are still doing fairly well. The large organizations are still selling products and the fields are still getting players. For whatever its worth, the economy is hurting at the moment, but we're not a third world country and being forced to wait in breadlines and eat potato soup.....not yet at least
People are simply being a little more cautious with money and spending. Honestly, in my opinion, the current economic situation simply put paintball back into its proper spot and brought players back to reality and provided a head check for everyone. Pros don't help sell enough guns and aren't on ESPN and are not in USA Today. Therefore, we should not be getting paid millions of dollars and living the rockstar life. BUT, what this year has done is scraped out the barrel and left the hungry players that play for the game and thrills of competition, not the paychecks and limited glory and "fame." The leagues should be okay, because teams still love to compete. The venues might not always be as lavish and glorious, but if there's netting, bunkers and another team, the competitors will still show up to play for pride.....no matter when or where.
Hopefully that answers your questions. (I just finished writing a business law paper, so I was in an extra "wordy" mood)