Here is my 2 cents, and I may have no idea what I'm talking about, but it seems like the jam scene has become over saturated. In the beginning, there were just a few "jam bands." Cream, The Allmans and of course the beloved Dead, mainly. Then, in the '80's we got Phish, Panic and a few other smaller bands. All of them were putting out great music. Then in the '90's, there all of a sudden were like, 1000 "jambands." Some were and are great bands, making really original, creative music. But many, if not most, were and are good, but nothing really all that unique.
I would predict that there might be sort of a down time for the next few years while people look for something new and different. A few years from now, a whole new scene may emerge with a new sound (hopefully not just electronica type stuff).
Anyway, like I said, just my thoughts, I may have no idea what I am saying.