Fifteen years of maintaining a ground that large, or large enough to host Hawthorn games let alone finals, would be huge. It would be like the Sydney stadiums where there are three large scale grounds all sucking funding and then fifteen smaller ones doing the same thing – and that's keeping those shitty, smaller, suburban ones up to scratch, not up to modernity.Would have been perfect for Hawthorn and St.Kilda home games now, right at the location of their supporter base.
Those sides could have made that place a fortress for themselves, play all home finals there, etc.
That is without the primary issue of mass transport. People would hate it in this day and age.
Came and went, like all things do, good and bad. If you have the urge to want to see it return, that is a sign that you've got one more thing in life that you once enjoyed. Don't hate its death – it did you well.