I've only been driving a few years, 5 I think now? That said, I think they are worse.
When I learnt to drive, country lane driving was a big part of my learning. Avoiding dangerous "craters" in the middle of the road, that could cause serious damage to a car or an accident, was not part of the learning experience. I was taught to avoid potholes if possible, or slow down to go through them, but taught the worst that would happen is an uncomfortable bump or a popped tyre if very unlucky.
Dangerous potholes/subsidences were present at the sides of the road so you learnt to not drive at the edge of the road. Now, though, there are big ones in the middle of some roads. On a couple of roads the road space on one side is completely unusable - you have to treat it as an obstruction like a parked car and go round it when there is no oncoming traffic.
One thing I have noticed that I hadn't picked up on before is potholes where the lane dividers are motorways and dual carriageways. Fortunately the lanes themselves are OK as far as my experience goes but when changing lane you have to be careful not to hit a big hole as you move across!