I am not missing any points - I see and hear what Spyke is saying. I'm seeing something very different though, being a user and developer of TP apps.
The level of apps sales isn't that great (and never has been for a significant number of webOS apps - I, and other devs I know, put more time into creating apps than I ever recoup in sales). Even free apps haven't increased as significantly as either of you would suggest with all those thousands of new firesale buyers. Those hundreds of thousands of new users have not equated to hundreds of thousands of new sales, let alone a small %age of that. Sales have picked up, but they will drop off once the free Android apps become available to those that make the jump to Android (whatever %age that may be). But those that don't make the jump aren't necessarily going to buy more apps to support the webOS developers that remain. And if users don't buy apps, then devs won't make webOS apps. And if there are no webOS apps, then users will leave the webOS format as it stands, and/or move to Android or another format.
Given the choice, most users will go for good free apps than good paid for apps and there are far more good free apps on Android.
Users on these boards whinge at the cost of a $5 webOS app - not even thinking how much work has actually gone into that app (which is less than one hour's minimum wage in some countries). You can't blame users for wanting cheap/free apps, but this is an artificial software state, created by other systems. If users can get a similar app for less (or even free), then they'll get that and ignore the $5. And as we know, Android happens to offer plenty more of the same for less, and Android users enjoy this.
Only webOS users can keep webOS alive.