Agreed! There are practical reasons for this of course most of which have to do with the bottom line. However I think you nailed it when you pointed out "Lack of imagination". I think we are in an age of conformity and control where a person MUST think, believe, behave, dress, eat, live and learn in a PC prescribed way. Look at our entertainment, same thing rebooted, remade, copied. Oh well, at least we'll always have fedoras and attitude.
1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost concept. The car was made by the American Car designer whose products also coined the term "It's a Dusey".