I don't know what happened, but as a former addict who was able to quit a while ago but then thought I would splurge on a box fairly recently, I completely agree with you that Sugar Wafers have changed big-time! Today's cookies are nothing like the ones I used to consider the best sweet thing on earth. as described in this Roadfood Digest entry
. I don't like the current ones at all. I have, however, found that Keebler's brand sugar wafers, sold around here only in 69-cent packs of 8, are very, very good ... and almost as habit forming.