Thunderbolt here to stay?
The next year should tell us what Thunderbolt is really going to be. Thunderbolt will start being built in on Ivy Bridge motherboards which will be used by both PCs and Macs, and the number of devices should go up.
Intel Aims for 100 Thunderbolt Devices By Year's End
If not much has changed by 2014, Thunderbolt will be in trouble.