lets put them both on the Honda... oh that's right, it's not going to happen, Honda just re-signed permanent 2nd place finisher Pedrosa.
We've also seen the extended and successful careers of Scott Parker and Chris Carr in the AMA Grand National Championship +James Logan
As much as I respect VR, I don't see another championship. He is still competitive as much as anyone else on the grid, but unless Marquez makes it a short career w/Honda I don't see Vale getting close enough to challenge. The podiums tell the tale of the decline. Lorenzo has been more competitive on the Yam (when not having a false start or falling down).
I'd like to see Espargaro and Bradl continue to improve and see what challenges they can give Marquez. No matter how much talent you have (VR is still the biggest draw in the GP) the factories will always be looking for the next phenom (tho I can't explain Honda right now).