I gather from this thread that some people prefer to stay with older, more traditional, heavier gear. So what?
Hike you own hike and let them hike theirs. I value this forum for its insight into useful, lighter gear, and I have learned a lot that is useful. However, neither lightweight hiking or traditional (heavier) hiking is an article of religious faith. I can't remember when I wasn't interested in lightweight alternatives.
I am often somewhat of a hybrid. Occasionally my trips are work related, and that translates to heavy, simply because I must carry more stuff. On the other hand, my tent, bag, stove are lightweight. It is nice to go on pleasure trips where everything can be lightweight.