Years ago I had no garage and none of my car friends did either. Sometimes clubs or groups of guys would chip in and rent a small commercial/industrial space to work on their cars. Many times I have worked on my car laying on a piece of cardboard in the snow. Floor jack.... individuals didn't own those. Roller tool chests.... only professional mechanics had them, and those weren't the Snap-On Hilton sized boxes so common today. Everyone didn't have a torque wrench. If you were lucky someone among your group of friends had a spray gun or knew someone who did. Not that there is anything wrong with having a garage, tools, or equipment, how did we get from getting by with very little to obsessing about spots on a concrete floor? Why do so many people now want their garage to look like Liberace lives there? I am always hearing that money doesn't buy what it used to. With so many spending hundreds of dollars to color coordinate a garage floor things overall can't be that bad.