Yes, I think there is a bit of renewed interest in the Roaster idea.
I also think in this present time, people are finding new things to do and we are realising ( not me mind ) that 8 hrs of TV every day is tedious and many are finding solace in new or re-kindled practical skills..
Whilst I have done 0% car related in the last 6 months, I have started building Modular Synthesizers and as an offshoot of that been producing electronics circuits and PCB's.. This knowledge is being transfered to doing the LOOM for my roadster which has been a sticking point for almost 6 years!!