Is today’s entertainment of worse quality than times gone by? I don’t think so. I think there have always been bad books, theater, music, movies, games, etc. It’s just that the only things that have lasted through time have been the pieces people love to see over and over again.
“Classics”, things people get something from every time they experience it, be it cars, movies, books, or games, are the things that get to us through the past and into the present time. We don’t hear about the book that someone wrote and no one liked, or the performance a group put on and no one ever went to see again.
What we see today is everything that anyone puts out. There is more of it due to technology. There are classics being made today, we just won’t know what they are until our grandchildren ask if we ever played Halo or went to a Britney Spears concert.