Hi blackhack, don't think so. I think the golden Age is still there, with original RTA's designed all over the World and produced by chinese Factories which deliver Quality. See a few Aspire Ones. Same with Mods. There haven't been up to now so many different Mods in really good Quality for fair Prices.
Few Years ago You were happy for a Clone that worked and that was usable after only 1 Hour of scrubbing and Ultrasonic ;-). Or buying the original for 150-200 $ after joining f....g FB Lists.
Even the Prices of Taifun's, Vapor Giants Kayfun's are going below 100 € after 3 Months on the Market. so, for me a really golden Age.