Yes, I read that. I just didn't think it was fair to the band to call this an "end to their career" when the first line of their hiatus announcement was that they weren't breaking up. Whether or not they make more music together is up to them.
Fair enough. It may not be the end, but it has a good chance of being the end, at least for a long time if not forever, and I'm pretty sure that's why people (Riley included) are talking about it in terms of at least some finality.