OK now Torques...a gorilla here and there hardly makes me an expert
Anyway, back on topic. IMO the A380 is ahead of its time. The Emirates order ensured the continuation of the 380 program for the next 10 years, but as airline/aviation models change, potential upgrades to the plane could help it be very successful in the future.
If anyone is interested, there are several interesting threads on the 380 here; just browse through a few pages: