I for one will be sad to see it go.
It might not have been the millennium falcon, but the shuttle is still the best piece of kit NASA ever spaffed it's cash on. I had several models of it as a kid, including a Moonraker version and always thought it would be my ticket into space when NASA had got round to building a few hundered or so. Back when it first launched, it still looked like we might be out exploring the solar system by 2001, just like in the film, except without the homicidal computers. And I could live on the moon.
Instead we're all here, on the internets. This is the reason why we don't have flying cars.