20 years ago I went to a Rockport outlet mall store to get a pair of shoes. With the 2nd pair half price sale I got a pair of Rockport XCS boots too, more or less hiking boots, yard work, car repairs, snow weather....
After 20 years they wore out! They had stopped making them, could not find the 'same' pair anywhere. On line they still make a boot called XCS, did not look the same, but I gave them the benefit of their previous quality and $100 later through amazon... they are great, love them, very light, warm, excellent grip.
why do things have to change
change is the one constant in the universe. The only things that do not change are stone dead at a temperature of absolute zero. Living things change and grow, divide, reproduce, and die. If they were not constantly changing they would be dead.
Some things get better, some things get worse, but in the long run if you dont accept this basic fact of our existence it will only bring you unhappiness.
When Henry Ford designed the model T (about his 15th car design) he thought it was the perfect car, and there was no reason for Ford to ever build anything else. Seriously, read the history of Ford, he was enraged when his son started working on the design of the model A.
Be careful what you wish for.