B737-112 Sometimes 16 year olds get the feeling that they know all and that anything built before the A320 or MD-11 is old.
Ah but this is airliners.net, where everybody gets a chance to (at least a little bit
) be a 16-year old again, even assuming they no longer are! Anyway at that age, and especially with so much technological change in electronics and computers the past couple decades, it's bound to happen that a lot of things get tacitly written off as antiques, even stuff that shouldn't be, like say a 732.
The fact is that, just like with human spaceflight for instance, there's not
a whole lot new coming up on the horizon, for maybe another decade, or maybe even two. (Okay Sonic Cruiser sort of qualifies, but even so it's still only just an announcement at this early stage). So with the landscape like that, you see how a lot the discussion goes off into various eddies, say from how many a/c still have to be PTV-ed, to who has the best (or worst) livery or engine roar, or the currently-very-popular who's better or worse Boeing or Airbus, or for that matter, how cruddy not-latest-gen airliners are to fly.
All kinds of side-issues, and actually it's good that folks participating in 'em have fun and enjoy themselves. As for maybe overlooking some contributions to airliner history in the process, well I guess bound to happen, but it'll be way less of an issue five or even ten years from now.
We all know that the 737-100/200 has about the highest dispatch rate and is probably the safest airliner ever built. The 727 and 732 will never be replaced!