robbbbert - Thank you for mentioning this. This is one of the more insane things I've read recently in tech M&A.
DPreview is one of the best sites on the Internet. It's a model of how "content rules" and the value of exceptionally valuable, insightful, objective and accurate information brings people together for the good of everyone.
This is so troubling it's difficult to believe.
Rest assured that with the longevity and talent involved in DPreview, someone will resurrect it. Surely this will violate something Amazon has established to prevent this; however, there are dozens of methods to overcome this sort of issue.
I have no doubt that DPreview will live-on in some form.
I would recommend others take a look at DPreview before its shutdown; however, I can't imagine any photographer who is not familiar with the site.