I seriously read the first post at least 5 times trying to figure out exactly what i was reading before i thought to look at the date. This one really caught me off guard.
I think perspective is always a great thing to have, and looking back at where things have come from is a great way to get perspective. We truly are living in a spoiled age as far as this hobby goes. The steel options out there are so amazing that a truly awesome steel like VG10 is practically the base steel these days, when 10 years ago it was something to look forward to.