I showed a photo of an old cookstove to my Grandmother about 20 years ago, she was about 90 at the time.. she had NOTHING nice to say a
bout feeding a stove's fire, cooking all day long, carrying wood/coal..
The practical aspects of having a gas or electric stove far out-weighed the 'nostalgia factor' !
Sort of like trying to drive around in a Model T... top speed 35-45 mph,, brakes on the drive shaft,, lousy cotton cord tires.. crank start, no heat [usually] etc..
A lot to like about 'modern'.. But I DO think old cook stoves look neat... I just don't want the work needed to actually cook on one..