I don't think that the A380 will have that much (media) attention for such a long time as the 747 had. Times have changed in 35 years. Going back to the 70s it was a real event to see the "jumbo" rolling out and flying. At airports people where really keen to watch the gigantic aircraft - dont forget that at this time people had visitors areas - most airports had no docking facilities - so people where actually "in touch" with the planes. Nowadays you can hardly see which airplane you are entering.
And - not to forget - todays media attention is short living - always on the run for more sensational news.
Think of flying into space - with Apollo rockets half of the world was sitting in front of the TV
sets watching the launch of the rockets.
Lately with ISS and the shuttle flights it was usually just a short message that "another shuttle flight left Cape Canaveral for ISS" and the launch of the Russian space flights to ISS are not even broadcasted when they send up another rocket with water, oxygen or food to ISS.
Same will happen to the A380 - it will get routine pretty soon and - as mentioned above - people won't even realise that they sit in the A380 since the majority is interested to get as quick and convenient at the lowest fare possible from A to B.
In respect of aviation there is a huge difference between roughly 15.000 a.netters and the rest of the world ...