Companies just want to push more and more product out the door. The more they sell the better it is for them. I suppose any company selling disposable goods can get away with that practice much easier.
I've even noticed some good old companies who make durable goods used to offer lifetime warranties on thier durable product, and now more recently they changed that warranty to 10 years or less.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....