Isn't it more accurate to say the world that you knew is now being more fondly appreciated by people who were also there, but who either could never afford it, or who gave it up to achieve success, and now want to revisit it? I mean, part of my fun with old games is playing the machines I never had when I was there.
I feel like the notion of "my past is being stolen from me" comes off too much as someone wanting to make themselves into a victim, or moreover, giving into nagging feelings of inferiority or self-doubt. I only make such assumptions, however, because not too long ago, I was the same way. I think I've improved myself a little bit since then, so I don't think as darkly anymore, but I wouldn't be surprised if a website such as this had a lot of people who were still in that kind of zone, pic related.