I'm not, just not projecting it to equate to the happy little suburban villages that the show has given us. Only point was that it would take a long time to get back to these things. We aren't just going a step backwards, we're taking the whole ladder away, so would take a while to get back up.
I was thinking of something related to this. The Amish currently
live and work without electricity and are very self sufficient in comparison to most average Americans.
In a world where the lights go out wouldn't they become the new specialists in terms of survival skills? Assuming they'd be willing to share their secrets on surviving without electricity I'd assume that any Amish community would be a safe haven for most refugees.