Maintaining the fiction that old=crap is reassuring on many levels. It feeds complacency.

Thanks to Hipstamatic, and similar software, the expectations of the viewers of the items are that there will be a mess 'because it's analogue work'. Reconfirming that perfection is apparently only now achievable, and effortlessly, serves to emphasise the total superiority of digital-artists to everything that has gone before . . . <--[possible sarcasm, oops.] Or maybe I'm just feeling grumpy today.