Alas! This is not good news. Memories of Perthshire.
Part of the problem is the lack of paperweight collectors. Due to use of this board, it may seem as if there are a lot of collectors, but when you look at the hits, it's a solid, but small group. We need all collectors to start performing paperweight outreach. Volunteer to give a speech at clubs, churches, and schools. Write free-lance articles for local daily, weekly, and monthy publications and newsletters. Talk about paperweights every chance you get. Show off your collection. This board is good, but more often than not, it's preaching to the choir. Get more people interested and fascinated by paperweights. School children are a perfect target audience. See if you can bring some weights into a classroom.
One of Perthshire's big problems was that due to eBay, Perthshire was ultimately competiting against it's own products and creations. Does one buy online a Caithness (or as it was - a Perthshire) at below market prices or does one buy a new Caithness at retail? EBay is going to turn out to be an interesting conundrum in the future of mid-range paperweights. High-end weights will always have their adherents.
Additionally, cheaply made and cheaply-priced imports do hurt, regardless of where they are made, be it Turkey, Japan, India, China, the U.S., Romania, etc.
I would hope that should Caithness survive, collectors who have none in their collection will purchase a Caithness weight.
More importantly, and because a lot of people have limited resources or are on a budget, Caithness needs to begin a low-priced line of small weights with some interesting detail in them - the kind that can be sold in gift shops and department stores everywhere at a reasonable price. Compete with the cheap imports. It can be done. These weights will pique the interest of impulse buyers - folks looking for a lovely gift of glass with a colorful and mysterious world inside. And collectors can also experience the joy of owning the series.