Nah look I agree with you that there are a lot of 'easy' tons being made and the amount of runs being scored by the tail (in particular) is starting to take the piss a bit, but actually watch the tons before writing them off.Oh look another two tons by india!..ZZZZZZZZZZZ like i said they are a dime a dozen now!!.
Crap pitches and crap attacks are making these batsmen look like world beaters .
I don't care how many tons are being scored, how flat the deck was, or how crap (even though it isn't) the attack is -- Kohli and Rahul batted extremely well and deserved those tons. Watching them live, that Kohli one was something special -- one of those innings where I looked up at the scorecard multiple times and went "****, he's on that many already, we're not getting this bloke out today". And Australia wasn't bowling badly (for the most part).
Rahul's, while far more chance-y and far less fluent, was an incredibly valuable knock. The guy's in his second Test, playing Australia in Australia, after having basically the worst debut in Test history, in the midst of a shambles of a side. You can't roll your eyes and use them as proof of your concept, though I admit there are plenty other innings that fit the bill.
I get that you're being facetious, but considering with 5-fers you're basically competing against your teammates (i.e. only 10 wickets can fall, while a batsman making a ton doesn't preclude 2 more batsmen from making tons), I doubt 5-fers would be devalued unless we changed team sizes.Could we devalue taking a 5 for in the 80/90's just as easily. We counter the bigger bat argument with the pitch condition and the batsmen were obviously weaker.
Also, the desire to ensure Tests last 5 days for the TV rights is probably another factor leading to less spicy decks.