You can run water uphill for only so long before you have to pay the consequences.
Slumping economy, declining product quality, and revenue growth fueled primarily by opening new stores (sorry, but Starbucks already showed that model doesn't work forever) may be catching up with WFMI. You should be thankful for how long the rally lasted, especially considering how much the majority of stocks have declined.
I find myself in the odd position of defending WF, but could you please better explain some of the comments you made in your last post:
"pay the consequences"?
"revenue growth fueled primarily by new stores"?
I'm negative on WF because I think the stock price is based on a growth rate that simply can't be maintained. Having said that however, I see no evidence so far that their exiting stores are turning in anything less than stellar results.