I noticed a news article today out of Reuters, also out of WSJ early today on Fidelity urging that the specialist system be changed or eliminated. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20031014/bs_nm/financial_nyse_fidelity_dc_4 Check it out. Down towards the bottom of the article there are a few others lobbying for change. Finally the support for the specialist system is crumbling. Obviously it won't be anytime soon, but it is certainly something to look forward to.