Don welcome to the forum! If you were alive back in the 60's, then you definitely have more years of pizza eating experience than I have.
If you don't mind, snap some pics of your pizzas and post them as you get better at making pizzas. I'm not anywhere close to getting there myself but always enjoy looking at other people's work/progress. We all have something valuable to share and the rest of us can benefit from it.
The pizzas of our youth always tasted better didn't they? We really didn't have any standards to judge by or didn't even care back then. I think i was always really happy to be eat pizza whenever I could get it. One of my fondest memories of eating pizza was toasting frozen pizzas in the toaster oven when they went on sale and we could afford it. I have another very fond memory of my 13th B-day party when my mom ordered a large pizza from Dominos for me and friends and we watch a movie afterwards. It was just really awesome. As a teenager and into college I use to make pizzas in the toaster on a couple slices of bread, sauce and cheese. Memories like that are hard to recreate. It's more about the experience than the actual baker's % that was in those pizzas.
At the risk of offending folks, some of us get too wrapped up in the minutia of pizza making. It has it's importance and place, but it's not for everyone. It's more important that we can share some pizza with family and friends even if it's store bought pizza. So IMO, you are not wrong in using volume measurements. If I had to guess, I'd say pizza has probably been around before scales were even invented. There's many many ways to make great pizzas and they don't have to neccessarily involve weighing out every ingredient and mixing it in a fancy mixer.