OK...lets go back to 1975. Let's see, your PC is running at .....0 MHZ because you didn't have one. Now, they're pushing what... a gig and a half. My 25 inch Zenith color TV worked OK in 1975, and it cost $500 in 1975 dollars. Now for $500 in 1975 dollars you get what...36 inch stereo with PIP etc, etc.
Come on...the auto industry has made only baby steps compared to many, many other industries in the last 25 years. I agree with you, fuel injection is great...and if it weren't for the europeans, Detroit would still be selling us carbs and every cold morning would still be an adventure.
We need to demand more, or we will continue to get less.