I was just browsing the usual place(s) for a standard Yashica ML 50mm lens and was shocked at some of the prices I found...it used to be that ML glass was cheap as dirt...now I see "Buy-It-Now" prices that are, in many cases, four or five times what the item cost new (when it was still available new).

what gives?

PS: it used to be that the Yashica ML 50mm f1.9 was universally disliked....that has also apparently changed?