Maybe the indiscretions of my youth just put me in a more appreciative state of mind for those albums. I don't know that I am more sophisticated in my musical tastes than I was back then, but I do know I have a lot less indiscretions that might put my mind in that appreciative state.
I recently came across this witticism (certainly NOT referring to anyone here):The wife doesn't mind the mainstream Pink Floyd, but turns up her nose the the "acid trip" stuff
"In the '60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make the world normal!"