It only gets lamer as we get older. It's still exciting for the little kids, because that's who the holiday is for.
I think what they mean is, Halloween used to scare the living $#*% out of you with gruesome scenes on every porch or front yard down the block. Now you're lucky to have that one house in your neighborhood that keeps with the tradition of scaring the neighbors, and every other house just has a smiling, waving, rosy-cheeked Frankenstein's monster inflatable.
Is it too much to ask for a good scare on Halloween anymore?
Also because some parents fear for their kids, so they take them to churches and Halloween parties as an alternative measure for safety. It's kind of dangerous to be out there, even with your parents. You could get kidnapped, raped, poisoned, hit by a car,
I barely saw anyone trick or treating this year. When I was a kid the streets were full.
That's because when families grow out of trick or treating, then kids seem to not go to that house anymore. Plus, you might have to go to main streets, that's where all the kids are
Halloween gets a little lame during middle and high school, but college Halloween parties are usually pretty awesome.