Some folks generate a level of enthusiasm when talking about days gone by. And show it, via retro gaming, whereas folks buying NES and SNES 32 bit. Sega is launching their days gone by console with Sonic Hedgehog. Folks attend Renaissance fairs. Go to an autograph store and folks buy autographs of their “favorite players” back in the day.
Perhaps you wish to travel back to another time, an easier time. I would love to experience Victorian England, but only if I had money, because if I was poor, it was downright awful.
Just the other day, in my adopted country of Mexico, I waxed about the what it would have been like back in the early 90s in Cabo before all the hotels, etc. Then I realized that without it, there would not be the infrastructure and all the perks we have today.