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When is old Better?

Often you see a new product that comes along that discontinues your old tried and true...Does this bother you?..and is it really a better product?.. Or are you just stubborn to the change ?

List your gripes and pet peeves..and lets hear of some examples where "Old was Better"
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Old stereo amplifiers sound better than today's junk.
Old cars you can work on are better than new ones you can't touch.
Older boats with full access to everything are better than boats with liners and pans that prevent access.
XP is better than Vista!
Old fashioned furnaces are better than heat pumps blowing cold air on me all winter!
Jujifruits are better than gummy bears.
Nehi Orange is better than flavored water.
Glass 6.5 oz coke bottles were the best.
Carvel Thick Shakes were better than whatever comes out of the machines at McDonalds.
Pop Warner football was better than Madden '08 for Nintendo!
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Old tools are often better made than the modern junk you can get today.
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Ok

Electronic ignition is better then points
Disk breaks are better then drum
Radial tires are better then bias ply
Dacron sails are better then canvas
SS is better then iron fittings
GPS is better then traditional celestial plotting (Sextant )

Woops..Hit the wrong button

Pre 64 Winchesters were better
Sage XP Fly rods were better then new Sage rods
Thicker mettle on car bodies was better then todays paper thin ones
GE Toasters were better they lasted 20 years not 2

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I agree, most often, old is preferred. Seems like so much of what we have has been thinned down, shaved to squeeze out more profit. 6.5 ounce Cokes were the best. We called 'em pistols. Once Coke went through the "New Coke/Coke Classic transition, it came back with high fructose corn syrup, where it'd been made with sugar before. Close, but no cigar. The corn syrup was cheaper, but the flavor isn't there. Last I heard, they still use sugar in the recipe for South America. Hey, maybe with the increase in corn prices, they'll have to go back to sugar here too! Ever notice how wheel sizes on vehicles have been slowly creeping up? Give it a few more years we'll be back to wagon wheels!
Oh, an, while it depends on the person, many feel vinyl sounds better than CD's. Some recording artists have actually taken measures to keep some of the so-called "noise" in their recording to recapture the output quality of vinyl, as well as using computer programs to "warm" their recordings.
It's not all bad. I jam on my iPod all the time. It's convenient and easy, but when I want to relax and have some quality time, I pull out the Califone turntable and some choice vinyl. Many of the conveniences we have do give up the nth degree of quality, but you get most of the function without the cost or exclusivity that once was the rule. For the masses, good enough is good enough, .......................as long as it's cheap enough.
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If you go to a Mexican grocery store or latin american market, you can often find Mexican distribution Coca-Cola which is still made with Cane Sugar, rather than High-fructose syrup.
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pre 64 winchesters may have been better but browning still makes some really nice overunder shotguns (not the eurostyled ones, the classic ones). Misses are always my fault, never the gun. You could drag that thing through a swamp and run over it in the car and it will still work
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Red wine - there's nothing like vintage when it comes to quality reds.
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You can say what you want about C D's, but it isn't the vinyl that sounds better, it's the music. Fifty years into the future there will still be people who enjoy Brahms and Bethoven, but no one will remember gangsta rap!
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