If it's about the other thread...well, I couldn't add my comment because it was locked when I tried to reply. But I wanted to ask if it was a decline in the breed in particular, or if we're seeing a decline in striving for excellence in general. IMO, it's a problem in every facet of life.
If the dogs can't be bred without titles, then hand them titles. That's the way of the world these days. Just like all the certifications I need for my job - the instructor says, "This is on the test," so we all fold down the corner of the manual, then it's an open book test. Geez, what's that supposed to prove? It's ridiculous.