They work great.
They're not totally busted like pre 2014 when you could use them to print money in search. There is still a ton of value in their bundle of benefits.
Short 3 word coms, and spellable long two word .coms are absolutely worth picking up.
There are still tons and tons reg fee opportunities you can flip to digital marketing people for mid xxx with the occasional low X,XXX very easily.
Very intelligent observation.as giles says it depends of course on the keywords but i am seeing alot more 3 word phrase .coms being used on tv and advertising like: buy more weed, great family holidays etc etc (my renditions )