Search on the big websites such as eBay and Amazon for speakers in 2024 and you will find a much higher percentage of powered speakers compared to passive than even 2 years ago. The improvements in class D and how small amplifiers can be in the modern age probably part to play. There are now some very good powered speakers out there at all price ranges. The Q Acoustics M20 for instance is a great budget choice. Even high end companies such as ATC have great powered options. It seems that separate amplifiers are slowly heading down the same route as Turntables. Ie.. Only true audiophiles and those seeking the extra flexibility of regular component swapping will choose a full separates system in the future. Just as only serious audio enthusiasts will seek out non-far eastern components in the future.