Originally Posted by Sebzwo
This is admittedly just my taste and others might think different. To take another example I think many current cars are über-ugly by design.
I think we are just showing our age my friend. I think the BMW E39 5-series, for instance, is a most cleanly and attractively styled car; but my younger colleagues at work much prefer the looks of the F10 and later models.
It wouldn't surprise me that the pre-war generation who had used things like Galilean binoculars and Barr & Stroud CF41s also thought that Dialyts and Trinovids were modern and zany when they appeared.