This is so true.
I don't know on which planet he lives, but in my experience (yes I do work with SAP products)
those obsolete guys are the ones which have to fix all kinds of BS and problems.
This guy probably only looks at how fast developments are delivered; and he does not have to work with his product at customers.
These customers are verrrrrrrry happy with an 'old obsolete guy/gal' because experience is priceless.
And also: age does not matter, if you don't catch up you will become obsolete. 20, 35, 40, does not matter.