Yes (to '89). Yes (to '79). Fuck, yeah (to 1969).
I was talking to a colleague last week who was telling me how great it was to be a lawyer-adult in the '60s and '70s. Even in Toronto. He said you woke up and made money. Everyone screwed each other. No incurable STIs. No draft. Cheap houses in the best parts of the city. Cheap trips to Europe and Vegas. The coolest goddamn muscle cars. All the best jazz, blues, soul, and rock artists still alive and in their prime.
If you'd trade that for smart phones, email, and internet pornography...
As someone previously stated, it is not always easy to find a correlation between when you are put in queue to being accepted. Sometimes people go into queue in November and don't hear until April, or go into queue in January and hear back 1 week later. Keep in mind - there are other applicants and a majority are not on this forum, therefore the 'big picture' is not always being reflected. Good luck in this cycle!