I'm a veteran gamer having had the VCS when I was a kid, and even I don't want the hassle and inconsistency of older analog-style equipment. Not when I've experienced the games 100% in the digital domain. Yes I can tune RC networks and track down crosstalk and high current drain on an address line. But why when there's a better way altogether?
Because classic games look bad on glorified calculator screens.
I also would not expect the new and current generation of gamers to spend time hunting down CRTs, adjusting them, cleaning them, and aligning them, and learning enough electronics to make it all work. And what if they dislike electronics or don't have the tools to begin with?
Then they would be well-advised to stay away from worn out CRT TVs from e.g., the '70s and '80s. Those TVs were never that great anyway, especially since nearly all of them had no inputs other than RF, and they maxed out at about 27". Find a CRT in good condition from the 2000s, when 32" with composite, S-video, and component inputs were common, and you don't have to mess with anything at all. If you buy anything that's worn out you're going to have to fix it before it will work right, obviously. A CRT in good condition will, in all likelihood, far outlast any digital TV made today.
Sure some of on AA wouldn't have it any other way. Some of us even *like* doing it for fun. But for the wider general populace, read as casual gamer or budding collector, it's a different story. The hassle factor is too great.
You have a bizarre notion about CRTs; it sounds like you've never owned one that wasn't worn out. The CRT TV that I use for classic consoles, a 32" RCA, I bought new in 2005 and it still works like new, and its picture still looks like that of a new TV as well. I've never had to do anything to it.
Edited by MaximRecoil, Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:04 PM.