A $200-$300 scope made today is better than a $1,000 scope made 25 years ago
This is why I posted the golf club example. Modern technology crushes 20year old craftsmanship. Internet time on your cell phone vs Swiss watchmaking.
Expensive scope technology, if practical, will become cheaper. Think of the laser sight Arnold used in the 1st Terminator. He had a cable running up his sleeve attached to a car battery.
On the contrary, my wife has her mom's old sewing machine and she was told; "Never get rid if it, they don't make them like that anymore".