The demise of hands-on crafts is a story all over. It is happening with trains, boats, model cars, real cars, trucks, etc. Every one wants instant gratification and do want to put in the time to learn or god forbid get their hands dirty. Sad but that is the trend now a-days with a few exceptions.
I'll keep building my 1/24 scale tug, my 1/14 scale trucks and even my 1/1 full scale 1940 Street Rod.