Is it me or is there genuine lack of quality strikers these days?
It certainly seems that way.
I think it's more to do with the move away from 2 or 3 genuine forwards being used.
If you play with only one up front their weaknesses, whether that's hold up play, lack of speed, not very good finishing etc are exposed.
They might fit a system, Marcus Bent for example, but they're not fantastic overall.
If you play 2 up front then if you get a good combination then they can mask each other's limitations etc. The classic big man/little man combo.
Even with players who were actually very good individually, say Bergkamp and Henry, are enhanced by what the other brings.
Now players are left alone a lot of the time so their game is exposed.
Someone like Austin scored a lot of goals but they needed to play Bobby Zamora next to him to get control of the ball.
If decent teams (Spurs?) want to play 1 up front, can they carry that? Probably not.
Hernandez is another example. 20 years ago he'd have been really sought after as someone would have played him with a big bugger who'd do all the stuff he doesn't/can't.