Anyone who has tried to keep in contact while saving money has needless to say watched, as conferencing solutions have gone from something that kinda-sorta-maybe could be considered a video call to high-quality, interactive discussions.
In technology today, anything that is 2 years or older is "old". Just take a look at the latest iPhone and it's predecessors. Every year you can expect products to be twice as good for half the price. It's a great world to live in if you ask me!