Personal perspective: What do you exactly mean with "old software"? The major problem - even with free software and projects these days - is the upcoming pragmatism and with it the integration of unfree services into originated free software itself. Need of an example? Just have a look onto gnome-online-accounts with the integration of proprietary services. So when using a ports-tree the major problem stays: What about freedom, privacy and security itself? And removing those interfaces version by version is very hard and unneeded work.
So those packages and software is in some way older, but what should be reasonable? Searching for the newest, bleeding-edge package? Well, this is long-time-support as mentioned here.
Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!