i'm a poor writer because i did not mean that at all, in fact eai and ambient musicians are incorporating classical structures and overtones in this day and age, and doing it magnificently (and that's just one example). there's quite a lot of them, though not as many as pop musicians, which again doesn't mean anything in and of itself (except that pop is more accessible and utilitarian for the common man than classical? which is a weird rhetorical question).
basically approaching classical music and making and advancing it usually requires technical proficiency and musical knowledge of some sort which makes it a tad harder to join the playing field. again, as with every other style of music in history - this doesn't imply in anyway that it's going to die or fade out in any form.
i'm not too updated on modern classical either, it's mostly listening to interpretations of older works on my end or stuff like philip glass. but for anyone into classical atm, i do recommend martha argerich. lord she's so good.
Understood. Sounds about right (in terms of the more difficult approachability).