The 380 is a bus with no elegance or iconic feel. The plane is riddled with problems. Bigger in this case is not better. The 787-8 Intercontinental and 787 will take travel to the next level. These will have their problems for sure but the additional cost of retrofitting airports, break even point, and few airports with the 380 will be the final nail. Once the 747-8 and 787 start service, there will be no comparison and 747-8 Intercontinental will be the plane of choice. I have flown both and prefer 777 or 747-400. Ask any pilot if the prefer Boeing or Airbus.
I cannot wait to see the many improvements. Any airline can put a shower, bar or big “suite” in the aforementioned planes. Cathay First 777-300 is a perfect example. Private, flawless service and proven.