Something I've noticed for years, long before BikeForums or even internet forums for that matter....most people automatically think the old things are better than new things.
Why? Why are people so closed-minded and think because something is new, it's "cheaper" or "has less quality"? That is often true, but its often NOT true also.
All good music did NOT stop at any point in time. There are still good bands if you have an open mind and actually listen.
Good movies did not end when color came out. There are still great movies made now and then. And do you know what? Some old movies sucked too!
Cars? Books? Bikes?
Why do so many people (and I see it here in Foo all the time, still) think that OLD=BETTER? That's extremely closed-minded thinking IMO.
OLD != BETTER
Some older things are better, some newer things are better. Open your mind to all possibilities people. You sound like Archie Bunker sometimes, I swear to god.