The K-3 does look interesting.
However looking at the crazy lens price increase Ricoh have shoved on K mount I think we might as well forget about Pentax increasing it's market position.
I've also personal experience of the brand, and the complete lack of customer support is enough for me to strongly suggest others avoid the company.
Camera looks nice, but it's small feed in the greater scheme of things.
Hi Barry; You are partly right; certainly the lens prices are high especially the Ltd's. But how do those prices compare with Canikon's? And their market share is not what it was in the film days.
However they do have a large and loyal but perhaps aging fan base. The current K5's and the newly released K3 are competitively priced and have superior IQ to even some FF cameras.
As for customer support I own 4 Pentax cameras and in over 40 years have never had occasion to call customer support so can neither support nor deny your observation.
Loyalty, reliability, quality, great IQ though must count for something more than your dismal assessment.