Boooo... I'll just have to keep mine going until I can afford a Land Rover LR_. I need a vehicle with over 40" of rear entry space/clearance for work and I am not about to drive a van like all my co-workers. LR3/LR4 are the only other real option but with twice the sticker price and a fraction of the reliability, it's not much of an option. *sigh*All I ever saw promising a "second generation" was one unofficial quote from an unnamed source. I would hardly consider that a promise.
Granted... every auto manufacturer makes a CR-V like vehicle, we'll have plenty of options when it finally is time to replace my wife's car, Honda is not ruled out yet. As for me and my Element... I'll hold on to it as long as it is practical but once I need something to do "more" with, I doubt Honda will have a vehicle I'd be interested in.