Really, has it been only ten years since our MFP's incorporated color scanning? Seems like we've had it forever. One of the threads from this post tells about the Ricoh MP4000 which came with standard color scanning.
For me 2008 marks the start of the Great Recession here in the US. Most of my business at that time was in the AEC market. Thinking back, I lost almost 40% of my accounts to the Great Recession, some just closed up shop, while others went out of business. Far as I'm concerned I did not see a comeback until late 2015. I never want to go through that again.