We commonly think we are inferior to previous generations. But that is not the case. there have been dipships the whole time. Those people couldn't learn or order from the internet so a lot of crudeness was mainstream. A true craftsman is as rare/common now and then. Look around you at people that do not take care of their electronics or etc. no problem, they will just a get a new phone, right?
Furthermore you are not doing things so some person not related to you can have a cool collectible 50 years after you die, are you? Also, if nice ones were everywhere there would be no interest in looking for them.
Feel any better about it now?
**** I collect WW-2 items. Please help me find stuff if you can!!! Got one of my favorite pieces from a member here, thanks!