Not unexpected, but sad anyway.
I remember when I first joined BA
and the first 757's had just been delivered, for the first few years of BA
operation they were maintained in the same hangar as Concorde, and for a time, many of my now colleagues also held 757 licenses.
Also, the success Rolls Royce had with the 757 kept their civil aviation division going in what would otherwise have been a dangerously lean period of the 1980's for them.
Not forgetting the 757's take off performance!