I feel as if, no matter how your or my outlook on the servers are, I believe Jagex kind of feels it necessary (whether obligatory or not we can only speculate) to allow newer generations of RS gamers understand how the game developed. I can understand, from this point of view, how you wouldn't want to come back. You've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt.
Yup. I often say "think like a developer!" as far as game suggestions. I get all excited when a player shares with me how the code works, like psuedorandom number generators (PRNG), playerID, player save files, etc. I was never very good with coding/programming/scripting after 20 years of trying, but that aspect of the game always fascinates me. My memory is pretty good and as a storytelling-based gamer, I like to talk about the story arcs, especially how Jagex has fleshed out the concept of the gods since Andrew and Paul's departure.
I have a strange fascination with small details and I learned a lot about the game poring over fansites. So yes, in some ways I'm weary of dissecting old content, and I'm actually looking forward to breaking down how new mechanics, including new strategies with EOC (although I looked at the Archive of Wisdom post here concerning Barrows under EOC-- how can a new strategy get so complicated?)
My nostalgia per se
is more in emulation, more especially with M.A.M.E. and commercial arcade controls. I'd be a hypocrite to criticize my younger gaming peers for nostalgia because I have plenty of my own, but just in other areas. (Ask me about pranking younger gamers with a "Gamepads suck!" line sometime. I've got a twisted sense of humor.)
Now, what I think would be BRILLIANT is if Jagex figures out how to retrofit Classic and 07 to HTML5 so that they can have Runescape on mobile devices. Is it just me, or does EOC and the upcoming RS3 seem too piggy and cumbersome for tablets? I predict they'll have to water things down. Although I don't have a tablet, I really do think that lots of people would flock to Classic and 07 if they could play them on smartphones and tablets. (Well, my friend LadySarafina-- anyone remember her? she used to be on Staff-- tells me she would.)