I'm not sure who you are talking to about this :) The hobby has actually gained tremendous popularity in recent years. There are more licensed radio amateurs now in the US than ever before.
FYI this is Drake: http://www.drakeofficial.com/
I mentioned him because of your assertion that only the most modern version of something is useful and non-nostalgic.
> being told I'm wrong
You made a variety of incorrect assertions. I am not trying to change your opinion, just help you avoid making embarrassing false statements. I also do not believe for a second that you are unfamiliar with Drake.