Just to put things into perspective, it would be interesting to find out when you have bought your last "new" from a dealer 35mm camera.
I bought a new Leica M7 last year from Classic Cameras in London and traded in a Leica M6TTL bought in 2002.
Both bought to satisfy a lifelong ambishion to own these fine examples of photographic engineering.
I've purchased only two cameras new. The first was in 1985--a Ricoh KR-30sp which is still a faithful companion. Then in 1999, I believe, I purchased a Canon Elan II and a few lenses. I loved the Canon, but I lost the whole kit in a flash flood. That was my one and only foray into a "high tech" system. With the exception of a Pentax zx-5n, my cameras in use tend to be mechanical. The ZX-5n is a beautiful camera, but I tend to use manual focus lenses on it.
Only my first camera -- a Pentax K1000 back in 1987. Unfortunately I managed to wear it out fairly quickly (rewind knob) and traded it in for a used Minolta SRT-200 in 1989, which was used heavily, shelved for most of 15 years, and is back in action now.