Wrong--they've been having deals on the 75-300mm lenses for many years--they're not about to discontinue it. Notice that it's on the THIRD iteration (of the non-IS version) of this lens, and each one before it was just as bad. It will continue to be available for quite some time, because there will always be people who want to trade off image quality in favor of money.
Did I every once say they were discontinuing the model?
I said they were offloading their overstock of this crap lens because no one wants it by itself.