Let's not act like the ETF is in the bag. It would be fantastic, but don't count your chickens before they hatch. There are some interests out there, not just the SUA, that do not want to see the ETF happen. Silver will do well anyway, the ETF would be the best gravy you ever had.
I tend to dissagree that an ETF will be good for SLW. I believe the Gold ETF has reduced interest in miners shares and new money is going into GLD instead. THis is what is causing the painful and scary disconnect of the stocks from the recent POG jump. IMHO