The older pans are smoother inside, so it's easier to get that non-stick surface everyone raves about. The newer pans have a rougher finish. Smithey advertises that satin smooth finish that most new pans don't have and appear to made to look like older pans (smooth finish, heat ring on the bottom, maker's marks, etc.).
I recently had to rehab my newer Lodge pan after someone ran it through the dishwasher (yes, I cried a little). I took a wire wheel to it to remove the rust before re-seasoning and was thinking that it wouldn't be that hard to polish (or have someone else polish) the surface smooth on the newer pans. Of course this would mean re-seasoning, but the factory "seasoned" pans still require treatment once you get them home.
I guess the short answer is no. I can see it if one is an antique buff and is into the nostalgia, but this pan is not that.