I watched wrestling intently up until about the late 90s/early 2000s.
It is so bad now in comparison that it's almost hard to believe. It is tailored to 10 year old kids who over guys like John Cena couldn't hold the jock of many of the wrestlers from the 90s.
It is more of a soap opera than ever. You have to have storylines but the wrestling is still the main focus. The storylines today are woeful anyways.
What you fail to realize though is that the wrestling aspect of today's product... the pure wrestling... is miles better than anything produced in the boom era of the "Attitue Era".
Back then, it was all five minute matches with a ton of storyline etc. Hell, look at the PPV matches and you have tons of run ins, ref bumps and hardcore spots.
Take a look at today's matches and they are much better. Guys are putting on clinics in the ring and its a thing of beauty to watch.
So yes, wrestling isn't what it was in the 90's. But in terms of matches, that's a good thing. I'd take the work rate of the 2000's any day over the crap that was put out during the Attitue Era.