I am avid when it comes to riding but up until today it has been 100% classic and vintage machines for me. I love old bikes (my main ride was built in 1974) and never saw any reason to upgrade. Last night I located and purchased a newish (for me) Paramount with Shimano 105 stuff and index shifting. All I can say is Holy Moly! This thing stops on a dime and when you change gears it just clicks right in to the next cog, no dicking around to find the gear and keep it quiet.
C and V I used to love ya but no more. This Paramount is a 1994, 20 years newer than I was riding but still 12 years behind today.
Baby, I'm buying me a new ride soon, I can tell!