There were no good regens. Maybe one or two in the world. They had good PAs, but their CAs were mostly rubbish, and their stats were in the wrong places. e.g. stats that would be suited to other positions, players not having good physical stats, low work rates etc.
showing that you have a few great ones in your file proves nothing - the point was that the overall distribution was messed up to the point where there'd be considerably less good players in the world in 2018 than in 2008, with the physical stats in particular being appalling - your average defender would be miles worse in the air than your average 2008 defender etc