Oh yeah... that must be it.
Maybe that is IT! Various audiophiles spend tens of thousands on better turntables, bigger tube amps, and vacuum tube CD players. It's hard to believe they actually think old technology performs better than new.
I'm an avid muscle car enthusiast with two '64 GTO's which I love. The nostalgia while driving one of them is amazing, especially in spring when they've just come out of storage. Then, I drive my '04 GTO and get a jolt of what technology has done. Awesome handling, 25 mpg, tire-smoking power, decent sound system, and comfortable seats leave the '60's cars in the dust.
Sometimes, we do get into the "rose-colored glasses" mode, but reality should set in at some point.