This type of argument is made about just about anything that has character. Cars, airplanes, watches, cameras, audio, pens - people. "The old ones don't work as well and are less effective tools. Let usage kill them off quickly and let's get to the job at hand".
Put a Toyota Camry into an antique car race and it will probably win. Why wear a mechanical watch when that cheap quartz keeps better time? Why on earth would anyone play records, fly a biplane or shoot film these days?
Some are in it for the experience, some for the result. Frankly, I don't much care what my writing looks like (good thing, too), but I do enjoy torturing fountain pens. You get it or you don't.