But to me, if tomorrow BoA pronounce a retirement, I'll be very sad but I'll not be surprised a tiny bit. I guess I already accept the fact that she is not a rising star anymore, she's not a superstar anymore, but a Star.
I know VERY well that BoA isn't a hot chick which debuted 3 years ago but BoA is still very young for retirement I think.
I would like to see BoA stable as Namie Amuro. For exemple. She debuted like 17 years ago and still is a Japanese Superstar at the age of 34. BoA is only 25, I think it's too early to pronounce retirement or something like that. Would be nice if she release something commercial and after her popularity pump up back, she start putting her soul back to her music. I know... making her own music is very important for her but as you said she have to make some sacrifices if she still wants to be a singer at age 40
She can't make music if she don't have any money. (I think...)