After 6 years, my largest client informed me today that they're "going a
different way."

The told me of expansion plans, going over to the dark side, fixing
long-standing tech issues, etc.

First, I suppose, they'll have to find the budget to replace their 4-5-7
year old servers, and 5 year old workstations that I've been asking to
replace for some time? I guess that the reason that they didn't need me
anymore is that their stuff is all working....

(shaking head)