Technology makes a difference. As much as I am a vintage guy, modern technology has significant appeal in certain applications. One of those applications is gear. Every couple of years when I buy a new piece of gear, I am amazed at how much better it is than the last generation. Take heated gloves for example. I owned a pair of Gerbing heated gloves, which were arguably the best on the market at the time. I never liked how bulky they were, but they were state of the art. For about the same price several years later, I purchased a set of Gerbing G3 gloves. Not only are these thinner with no obviously protruding bulky elements inside the gloves, they also heat up almost instantly. They also draw less current, and do a better job of hitting the back of your hands which is where I most wanted it. Thinner, faster, better.