they just don't make'em like they used to...
...and everything costs more than they used to too! Well, not everything.
Here's a bicycle from waaaay back when times were simpler. This picture aside, I'm one of the group that feels that things were better made then than it is now. Craftsmen, that's what they were called. Men and wmen who were meticulous in their work. Now, it's mass-produced. Nothing wrong with that of course but what do you think? Was the quality of a product better then or now?
Example for me: I have a canvas bag that's lasted over a decade (thank you Crumpler!) and a 2 year-old designer label bag that's ripped and frayed at the edges. Oh dear!