I know it. The thing that gets me is I don’t recall anyone making fun of they equipment they prefer?
That's the rub, isn't it? Seems that those of us who prefer modern equipment have zero issue with those who don't....hell, I have as many leverguns and revolvers as anything in my safe. The reverse, however, is not true. There was a similar theme within a thread about the Ruger Acquisition of Marlin.
They cannot seem to comprehend or accept that the market drives the manufacturer's offerings, no matter how disgusted they may be. No one is buying 1" tube, duplex scopes just like no one is buying 28" tubed walnut stocked .270s.