You are right. Carting a big bag of camera doesnt look cool either. I often see hobbyists lug their super heavy bag and ended up walking with a limp.
My speculation for the future is that DSLR will not be that popular with "casual" enthusiasts in the future. High-end compact camera of smaller size and better looks such as Panasonic GF1 will be the emerging trend and "norm" in the future.
That "black" DSLR is just plain ugly. I think we will start to see DSLR in other color variants too in the future.