What were the "good old days" like?

Just curious...I've been driving Uber now for about 6 months, so I'm not aware of how great things were "back in the day". I'm lucky to pull in $100-$150 a day, working 8 hours.

What would a typically 8-10 day yield a few years ago, and do you think we can ever get back to even being close to those type of earnings? I would assume it's safe to say that you can no longer simply drive hour after hour and expect the same earnings...there must be more focus on strategy than simply grinding.