A number of hobbies are aging out...
Many in the last couple of generations have not been introduced to woodworking in school shop classes. As old guys like me die off (or just get too old to do woodworking) their stuff hits the market but much of the market is gone.
We are seeing the same thing in the antique tractor hobby. When I was a kid (1940's & 1950's) nobody to speak of cared about old tractors then in the 1960's a few clubs got started and over the years the prices kept climbing. The problem there was that everybody wanted tractors like they remembered growing up. Now only a handful are growing up on farms and they don't remember the old stuff like I have. Also tractors are generally so big now that you can't toss one or two on a trailer and cart it to a show someplace. You have to haul the stuff they remember on a semi and maybe have to deal with all of the oversized load crap. Old tractor gatherings now are heavily populated with gray hair. We are not drawing in the younger guys. Most of us old guys are old shade tree mechanics. The young guys are generally not and must hire most restoration and repair work done. That can be really costly.
I suspect that there is an abundance of gray hair on this forum.
I don't even have gray hair now, it's white.
I did not equip with Shopsmiths in spite of the setups but because of them.
1 1988 - Mark V 510 (bought new), 4 Poly vee 1 1/8th HP Mark V's, Mark VII, 1 Mark V Mini, 1 Frankensmith, 1 10-ER, 1 Mark V Push-me-Pull-me Drillpress, SS bandsaw, belt sander, jointer, jigsaw, shaper attach, mortising attach, TS-3650 Rigid tablesaw, RAS, 6" long bed jointer, Foley/Belsaw Planer/molder/ripsaw, 1" sander, oscillating spindle/belt sander, Scroll saw, Woodmizer sawmill