It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.
I'm 42 and completely agree. I get the beauty and craftsmanship of the cues. I can appreciate them but I have no desire to collect them. I want a cue that hits a ton and I'd like it to look nice. I have a Diviney that I bought from Pat at his shop. I don't need other cues. It plays great and is unique.Most players under 40 could care less about vintage cues. That and most cues are locked up in collections.
Used to find nice things at reasonable prices. Now everyone wants the world for their stuff.
I think the cue market is about to crash.
Collections are for collectors and that ain't me.