For me, these purchases were purely speculative. Unlike my .com domain names, I do not believe an aftermarket has been established, and I have no idea when (or if) there will be a strong aftermarket for these domain names. I think there is upside potential, but I can afford to take risks.
A message to frustrated ".com" domainers.
Lesson 1: I do not buy ".com" domain names;
Lesson 2: if you work in the domain name business, you use a domain name ending in ".domains", not ".com";
Lesson 3: I only answer emails ending in ".email", other endings won't be read;
Lesson 4: in regard to domaining, I only visit websites ending in ".domains";
Lesson 5: all this is a joke, I don't buy domain names ;-)