This ad broke today from WaMu regarding the merger. I think it speaks for itself.
The text reads: WaMu has a bright new future, thanks to the stability of JPMorgan Chase (and their nearly trillion dollars in customer deposits). But Chase brings more than money to the party: together we have 14,300 ATMs and 5,400 branches nationwide, a quarter of a million employees, and the confidence of banking with over 100 million other customers. (etc.)
Well, I guess I didn't have to worry about the brand going away... and perhaps with this newfound trillion dollars, they can afford to come up with some other exciting reasons why we should continue to bank with them.