Ah yes, the good old days, when flight attendants had to be young, female, white, and thin--so they looked sexy for the (mostly) male passengers. Who wouldn't be nostalgic for that time?
Sure, I'd like a little more leg room, but I find virtually all of the flight attendants to be courteous and helpful now, even though most are not young, white, female and thin. On my last flight across country, a male attendant was busy lifting suitcases up into the overhead for the passengers. An appreciated service. White gloves: not so much.
And I like buying food ahead of time, or packing my own. I flew in the time when our tickets were more expensive because food was included. I don't really miss the cardboard chicken.
I do think all of the different boarding groups--and the red carpet--are pretty comical. Elite status, elite plus gold diamond status, platinum poodle ruby status--it's always my laugh for the day.