Actually I think its quite the opposite. Just 10-15 years ago not only did no one else I know have a turntable, but if even if they wanted to there were virtually zero places they could go to try or buy one. Now every stereo store I go to has a turntable in every room, and when I ask around at work the first 20-something guy says yes he has a turntable and records!
So much for equipment. Then I go on YouTube and guess what? There's not just one but a whole genre of videos just about showing peoples reactions when hearing great music for the first time. These people are freaking out over how great the music is! One guy, I still can't believe this, he's listening to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Which has a long instrumental intro. Which at one point he stops to say how this music has him reflecting back on his life. Okay. So then what's the first words to the song? "Remember when you were young..." dude totally loses it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnobqFNC98U
I'm a pretty jaded skeptical we're circling the drain type, but damned if stuff like this doesn't just give me hope.