Everyone has their quirks.
An online conversation drifted from broken components to modern v. classic bikes.
One side felt the performance advantage of modern carbon bicycles and state of the art components were superior, whereas the other felt there are some intangibles of aesthetics that no amount of technology can compensate for.
They both are.
If the latest and greatest is what gets you excited about riding your bike that's awesome!
If a hand-brazed (or tig'd) frame made by a local artisan is what gets your blood pumping; spectacular!
It's all about the rider, their perceptions and what makes them happy. What makes me happy might not ring your bell. I'm pretty lucky in that I'm not very particular. It just has to work, and work silently. I don't worry about aero-advantage or gram counting (well, not too concerned with grams); those things just aren't going to improve the experience for me (and let's face it, it's all about ME). I want to flow, man and machine as one (hippy); what exactly that machine is is of less importance, but again, that's ME.
Go ride YOUR bike and have FUN.