i'm gonna go with vaas here. technology does change and age does matter. the changes aren't insignificant either.
when new ADDA converters and ĶCs hit the market, they're usually pretty expensive for a while till they pick up. economies of scale, competition, implementation etc. drives the prices down and makes them more accessible to people who use them in cheaper things... like guitar processors. that's pretty much the only reason you can crack open your EHX stereo memory man with hazarai or holy stain and find an AD blackfin inside.
as faster AD converters become cheaper, the implementation becomes more widespread - some of behringer's stompers boast 2496 AD/DA conversion, and 32 bit processors are now standard too.
the changes in hardware enable developers to use algorithms they couldn't till then. particularly when it comes to more complex things like amp modelling - real-time convolution and deconvolution of something as complex as audio signals (continuous and very wide bandwidth signals), you will need pretty much all the bandwidth you can get. the effect of the upgrades is HUGE. whether you can use it properly or not is your deal entirely, don't .
if you're happy with your 707II, good for you. tone is subjective. i'm not into processors or modelers - but it's safe to say that i would buy a pod HD instead of a pod 2 or XT (if my budget allowed for it). i wouldn't think twice between a 707II and a G series. instead of a . with anything digital, vintage is by default the shittier choice (with very few notable exceptions like the WH-1, eventide H3000 or korg A2).
also, let's not forget the great changes in features over time - auxillary software and USB connections, for example.
What you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.