I sit here thinking, this is quite interesting. Just 2 months ago I pulled out my old Nikon FE2 camera body and was holding it in my hands. I was reminded just how simple photography use to be. You load a roll of film, set your ISO, set it to Manual, select shutter and aperture and you are all set to start making photos. The older cameras were light weight and simple. I really miss that.
Today's cameras are overly complicated, bulky and well, can you say dust spots? You can do a lot more with today's cameras, but I guess that is why they are overly complicated. I guess it's about having your cake and eating it too.
These cameras may remind us of times that have passed, but I bet these new "retro" cameras are bloated with software with endless menu options. I will look but won't touch. If you are a brave one, you can pre order yourself some old school camera here http://goo.gl/519JlB