I agree. They will not find the Higgs Boson.
I believe (but cannot prove) that matter exhibits properties of mass and inertia because it distorts space and because space itself resists asymmetrical distortion. It is this resistance to asymmetrical distortion which we interpret as mass. Matter itself does not possess mass, it simply occupies a point in space which we can not differentiate from the associated distortion.
If I am correct, then the only reason matter and energy have physical properties at all, is because of their interaction with space itself (the curvature of), and if that's the case, then the Higgs Boson becomes unnecessary for defining mass.
Just my personal theory (which I cannot prove).