Oh dear - been away from here for a while and come back to a bit of a giggle.
Seems some people got lost on the way to the Dictionary and found their way here instead. So, just to help with "directions," one definition of VINTAGE is "denoting something from the past of high quality." Now "vintage" may be a matter of taste - of individual opinion - and sometimes like-minded people meet in places like this to talk and remember what they consider "vintage."
To be more specific, let's use the example of movies and let's say that "The Wizard of Oz" and "Casablanca" are "vintage" movies. I think so anyway - and I can enjoy watching them from time to time - and I always enjoy remembering them and talking about them to like-minded friends. Is the definition becoming clearer now?
BUT, I also like watching, thinking about and talking about new movies. In fact, I just came home from watching "Catching Fire" which has just been released. AND, GUESS WHAT, I REALLY ENJOYED IT!! So, ya see, it's possible to like, remember, and talk about something "vintage" - something from the past ... and STILL like and want to talk about something in the immediate present. Hey - even something in the future because I'm already looking forward to the third and last movie in The Hunger Games trilogy. So, how are we doing? Is everyone OK so far with the understanding that we do know how to enjoy the present (even while we continue to respect and appreciate the past)?
(But, as an aside, I'm NOT going to talk about "Catching Fire" tonight because I want to be sure the rest of you have seen it before I do so.)
Now, there is one facet to this discussion of vintage - well anything from the past - as compared to what is new. Sometimes you don't like some things in the present and you might choose to say you don't. Continuing to use movies as an example, I saw three previews tonight. I really want to see one of these movies (Monuments Men), but I don't want to see the other two. So, how are we doing now? Is it clear that sometimes we don't like everything in the present and immediate future. That's how different opinions work.