At any rate, I can't think of many forms of entertainment/recreation that are now more accessible and affordable to the average Joe than they were before they became mainstream. One thing that comes to mind is the sport of whitetail deer hunting. Used to be I could knock on the door of most any rural home and gain permission to hunt their land. Then all the TV shows and product-sponsorship dollars started coming in, and it did attract a lot of new hunters. Nowadays, it's "Sorry, we lease our land to hunters from out of state." You can see the $10/acre lease rates on craigslist and the insanely high prices on hunting gizmos and apparel, too. The 180-acre farm I used to hunt for free now leases for $1800 just for Oct-Dec! WTF?!