From Joseph, who works at JPL:
Don't be so quick to bury Kepler. There is a famous quote from Mark Twain: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Kepler is now in Point Rest Mode, with very low fuel consumption, giving the reaction wheel jockeys a chance to revive reaction wheels #2 and #4. It ain't over 'till it's over.C'mon Kepler, you can do it!