The thing that I like about some of the older transport is that you were less cocooned. I have never been in an old tiger moth but have been in small modern aircraft flying over the steamy coastal jungle of Papua New Guinea.
In Australia I used to travel by train to high school on a red rattler where you could open the windows & even the doors while at speed. You could be more engaging with the environment which is a plus if you like fresh air instead of the conditioned & controlled modern designs with ultra - safety that don’t work so well when things go wrong.
We have this idea that we are advancing, but that in itself often creates new problems that we dont/didnt forsee.Our barnstorming solutions become problems that hold us back & cause a retreat. Battles & wars & stuff like that.