Character. Does it come with age?
With wood I think it does. While watching the baling/loading/fetching going on last Sunday in the hayfield, I sat for a bit on the ramp. The ramp is something Hubby built to enable him to run a wheelbarrow full of manure up to the side of the spreader. He then has a block on the end (so he doesn't push it into the spreader) and there he can easily dump the wheelbarrow into the spreader.
This has been sitting in the sun, wind, rain and snow for many years. I think it has weathered beautifully.
On some things, old age looks good.