Until a huge breakthrough is made in battery technology, electric cars are doomed to fail, no matter how high the price of gasoline.
Not so sure about that. If electric commuting is 10X cheaper than gas, and you can get by with an electric's range, it would be stupid economically to use gasoline.
Electric cars are too expensive -- it's cheaper to just pay the high gasoline prices.
The Volt is expensive, but it is not a pure electric. It's a very expensive series hybrid. The Leaf is still a bit expensive, but not outrageous.
With batteries, there is no repair or rebuild or get a used one from a junk yard
Incorrect. There are many companies that can recondition a Prius battery, and there will be companies that do the same for Leaf batteries once there is a market demand.
I agree that electric cars aren't for everyone (not even the majority) but there certainly is a market niche in which they are practical and economical and will likely be moreso in the future as gas prices have nowhere to go but up. We have 100s of models of gasoline vehicles to fit every possible buyer's desire, isn't it a good thing to have choices in how your vehicle will be powered?