Been licensed for over 20 years, frst as a class B then a class A about 15 years ago.
I have to say I don't use it all that much nowadays, maybe a couple of times a month then nothing for a month or so.
Did you go to the rally?
I saw one stall in the tents with several new dishes for sale. From memory they had a new 1.3m with scratched paint for £100 (was normally about £15 dearer I think). I felt the scratch and it didn't seem to have made a dent.