Just a different attitude. My wife's violin is over 100 years old - still sounds and plays wonderful (and the value increases). my friend plays a '58 Strat and a '63 ES 335 (and the value keeps increasing). One of my basses is over 40 years old. So stable, I don't think I have had to adjust the neck more than three times in 35 years. I don't view instruments as a disposable commodity.