You could be right; again, I'm just throwing theories out there. If your experience is coin clubs/flea markets then may the hobby appears to be dying because those things are quickly becoming obsolete - in that form. If I want to know about a coin I can wait until the 2nd Thursday of each month, get in my car after a long day of work, take my coin to the club and hope Kurt is there to answer my question - if he isn't it is another two week wait. Screw that, I'll post a picture here and get a dozen people to comment in under an hour. Thanks to the internet I can read a world renowned expert on my coin without ever attending a club. Internet savvy young people aren't going to be interested in joining a bunch of old guys down at the VFW. Gotta pay dues, sit through last month's minutes, wait for Harold to drone on for an hour about coppers - something I care nothing about - all to get a 10 second assessment on my find. This forum is the new form that coin clubs have taken. eBay is the world's biggest flea market with thousands of buyers and sellers. Maybe coin collecting isn't dying. Maybe it is just taking a different form.