Products will always be available that did not have price in mind at all, but now those items are often old enough for even teenagers to afford. Just like how a 53 tele was simply used in the late 60's, today I have the largest German consumer table radio ever made, that originally was a fifth the price of a corvette, that I got for 50 bucks at a flea market. Also, today I can actually afford good quality gear on the cheap. A squier strat is as good playability wise as almost any off brand beginner guitar was in the 60's. Back in the day, items were expensive and consumer safety wasnt always there. In the future, I bet modeling amps will be as good as almost any real tube amp, but I guess that means I can get my vintage amps for relatively nothing, so I'm happy.