Take the fancy DSLRs and their numerous functions
Good, yes, true
, of which I'm quite sure the majority is useless.
I'm quite sure you have no idea what you're talking about.
Yes, I can understand that sentiment; however, it seems the highest quality of contemporary products inevitably reference something from the past, whether in appearance, function, or some other element, which I find interesting.
Because one of the most common sentiments of a maturing person is the fallacy that everything used to be made better than whatever it is we're making today. Sell the fools what they want. Give me my Nikon DSLR, which with a mediocre shot and 5 minutes in photoshop could give you an indistinguishable replica of what your vintage Rolleiflex and Leica collection can do (though I'm not sure why I'd bother, I'd rather pursue my own photographic interests).
Most of what is marketed today are inferior quality things with schlocky designs and disproportionate price-tags.
While you seem convinced that you have an objective basis for your argument, I can assure you that for all intents and purposes, a fresh-off-the-assembly-line Scion is safer, more efficient and more reliable than any MB or Porsche from the 60s or 70s. They may not garner the same affection, but from any practical perspective, "superior" would be a more fitting word, not "inferior." As an aside: Dkzzz, you suck, BLOW UP is a great movie. You totally missed the point if all you could concentrate on is how they wore skinny ties, slim jeans and fitted jackets.