Re: A New Topic to Ponder.
To be honest I think thats a good response to the question. However, consider that other instruments are not confined to just one style: trumpet isn't only in the orchestra, guitar is extremely widespread, even flute crosses into the jazz world. You know as well as I do that history will decide where this instrument we all play fits. I do know this: more solo works were written for the saxophone than any other instrument (with the exception of the flute), in the 20th century.
Its like all other instruments it serves a purpose. It provides tonal color to whatever a composer is doing. So maybe the question is: will composers want it there??