Nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia and reminiscing. I don't sense any entitled attitude from @jjhunsecker post, boomer or otherwise. But you don't need to be a boomer to know things were better in the past. But that is to be expected as it was a different marketplace back then, for new and used, and those days are gone. Even that Fopp location isn't as good as it once was. When it was an independent it was far better. But they ran into cash flow issues due to expansion. They used to have a huge store on Tottenham Court Road, which was incredible. But you are correct in that there are still some good to great options, in most large cities, these days (I've been shopping for records a few times in NYC). Plus, the selection of those big stores has largely moved online, so although the in store experience might be gone, access to titles is still there to a certain degree.