At the end of the day what matters is how much you know.
I don't think increase in the number of CCIEs will in any way diminish the shine in CCIE certification. A CCIE will still be a CCIE.
The point to understand here is that the expectations from a CCNA are different than from a CCNP and same applies to CCIE.
Being a CCIE you will not be contesting for a CCNA level job. So, here your knowledge matters. Being a CCIE is like setting the bar higher for competition. Don't fool yourself thinking CCIE will get you piles of money or topmost position. It will still depend on a lot of subjective qualities such as soft skills, comunications skills, work experience and topmost KNOWLEDGE.
Hope you guys agree with me. My apologies if this thought hurt even a single soul.