Thanks for writing that. Like you, I too think expectations differ from generation to generation.
I have an example (it’s not exactly along the same lines, but a comparison nevertheless).
When I moved out of home for the first time I was happy to receive second hand furniture given to me by relatives, (who no longer needed it). These days whenever I speak to a couple in their twenties (who have moved in together) I usually discover they have gone out and spent thousands of dollars on having the latest and greatest furniture.