Beautiful tribute cue by Drexler.
Yes, the style elements are perhaps too stuck in the era of shag carpeting, maybe less timeless than some of the Bushka designs that carry on in the Asian copies and often used by custom makers still today.
But look at Viking. They are still making it work (re-opened after closing for a while). They used lots of pearlized plastic rings, inlays, points, etc, and even still do so today. Sure, some don't like that, but they are still in business and still doing it... and on some not-so-cheap cues too.
There is truth in what you say for sure. But I do still wonder. And I do think it would be very cool to see someone do it... better than those Asian "Palmer" cues we see all the time.
Maybe a limited model series run? Numbered cues? Kind of like the numbered cues Joss did years ago for Brunswick that came in the beautiful piano-black box. I think they were Willie Hoppe tributes IIRC.
Maybe just mental masturbation, but I like the idea.