1) How would you compare the enthusiasm of deep house musicians now to when you started produce stuff in 80s?

I’m not sure how enthusiastic current producers are, one thing thats certain, recording in the late 1980’s manual labor. During that period music equipment was expensive so most people shared and swapped synths, 707s, 303s, 909s and 808s. The process of recording took far more effort and was very time consuming. Coming from laying down sync tones, cutting tape, recording one instrument at a time, sometimes without a sequencer; I appreciate what is available now. Without software, I think that 70% of post DAW producers wouldn’t exist. It’s the equivalent of telling a child to walk to the library and search for a book to get information instead of Googling it on their phone.