In the great overview of things, the new usually will replace the old and then be replaced in it's turn. That is why we have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and eventually a 5th and 6th ect. Arguments will always continue as to weather the new is as good as the old. ALA 1911 vs Glock ect. I like my 2nd gen G21's and thats that for me but I am also very fond of my 1911, and my D/A and S/A revolvers. I love my AR's but I am very happy with my old bolt actions and my Lever actions. I guess what I am getting at is that while something new is always around the corner, staying with what you like is important to.