Because a lot of people on CB are trashy low value consumers! They make purchase decisions based on marketing and what looks good to them. Why do you think pickup trucks look moronic as heck today? 1/2 of the market does not care and the other half want to look like they drive a Big Rig! So you have beds that are so high you can not put grocery or anything else over the side unless your Shaquille O"Neil. So stupid Ford had to go and put a built-in step and hand rail into tail gate! Never mind step in height to get in and out of the truck!
When your customer base has an IQ of 73 or lower and wants to look impressive over having truly impressive equipment.
For the most part consumers have been well trained. The level of education one get's by the end of middle school is at an all time low. Between those two things we are looking at a recipe for destruction!
It does not matter if you are talking about buying car's, home audio, car audio, laptops, rifles, CB radio's the average consumer is a moron today.
Marketing, Public Schools and the main stream news and media have done a number on the average consumer today.
People seem to enjoy being ignorant and being a slave to debt and what other's think of them over anything based in facts, utility and empirical measures of quality, durability, functionality. Work hard and dump your money on the most expensive and impressive thing your social group values. It could be gold chains, luxury SUV's, trucks loaded with cheap gadgets and cheap leather seats in a "work truck"! LOL It could be sneakers that cost 3X as much as other's but really are not 3X better! $1200 for a flat finished rifle in a plastic stock over a highly polished rifle in a truly beautiful piece of wood! Maybe it is a stupid expensive 24 transistor amp that does not let you reliably on command talk much further than a guy with a better antenna system on an 8 transistor amp! Maybe it is a Million $$$ exotic car that voids your warranty if you grossly exceed the speed limit anyplace other than a race track like McClaren is known to do. Maybe it is purchasing a $50,000 trumpet when you lack sufficient skill to exceed what a $2000, $4000, or $6000 trumpet can do!
I want to talk to the world. I want to hunt caribou, elk and deer. I want a vehicle that 20 years latter all of the content it came with is still working like new, the engine has not been touched, is not burning oil and has not had every part on it replaced. I want to eat fantastic beef, lamb, chicken not cricketts and soy! I want to actually talk on a radio and have intelligent conversations with people while drinking a fantastic beer or bourbon. It is hard to do those things with a world full of idiot super consumers! I want a world where people vote intelligently so we have affordable energy, a Bill of Rights and Constitution that is solid, strong and the bedrock of our nation! None of this happens with a nation of idiots!
I want schools that educate our kids not brainwash them. I want kids to be safe from those that would seek to normalize their exploitation and indoctrination!
Some times less is more and sometimes more is more! The problem is that few consumers have the knowledge or discernment to think critically and search out the facts. They have money or a line of credit and they want what they want! As a nation we are getting more and more ignorant every day! It shows in almost every part of society.
I do not apologize for thinking most people on CB are ignorant and as dumb as a box of rocks. That does not make them bad people but it does make them part of the problem! The same is true in all of society so politics, religion, insert interest of your choice here! I am getting my general class license not thinking I can get away from ignorant and stupid people that's impossible but to give myself more legal options to move around!
While I still enjoy the hobby I enjoy it far less than I did when I was 18 years old back in 1992. The level and number of degenerates on the radio has gotten worse over the years in spite of the number of people on the radio dropping like a rock from a high rise! The quality of the conversations has declined. Sometime between 1995 and 1998 something happened to 2way radio in a bad bad way!
You are more likely to hear "AUDIOOOOOOOOO" or some drunk swearing and playing some craptastic Country or 1970's Rock than to get a good conversation going! You are more likely to hear some terrible sounding radio that sounds like me on channel 88 with my Mr. Microphone toy from 1979!
If you want to actually understand where I am coming from and why we can not have anything nice at any scale read the "Asch Conformity Experiment". This is why we can never get free from the masses unless we move to a system that pushes true education, understanding and discernment of self and the world. It is not about higher learning as in college degree's or professional skills. It is about teaching people to think for themselves in a logical manner. In this way they can educate themselves for a lifetime for free! They can figure anything out by just asking the right questions! If we do not fix this it will always be 70% low hanging fruit being manipulated by the top 1% and 29% of us shaking our heads in disbelief once we see what is going on! This is true at all levels of society and social interaction!
P.S. I sleep with my asbestos Pajamas on let the flame fly! LOL Rant over here is the soap box back! LOL