Okay, so reading between the lines here, I think maybe you've been misinterpreted. When you said, "a very cynical older generation," I read that as you criticizing people older than YOU are, the implication being that most fans only become MORE elitist about their video game opinions as they get older. That, in my experience, usually isn't true. On the contrary, my friends around my age don't care nearly as much about gaming as they did 5 or 10 years ago, and they're nowhere near as competitive or defensive of their opinions. Most of them are married, some of them have kids, they're all well into their careers. They might still play games, but they're not discussing them on social media, and we don't debate the merits of individual games with each other because like... who cares, right? In our early 20s we'd get into genuine ARGUMENTS over, like, which Pokémon generation was better or whether Oblivion was a good game, but in our early 30s, we can DISCUSS it, but nobody feels threatened by that stuff. We like what we like. And that's something I kind of have to remind myself of when I get sad about how, like, the voices pushing AGAINST Classic Sonic are so much louder than the voices for it. My career IS talking about games on the internet, but most of the people who were yelling about green eyes 10 years ago have grown up, haha. Buuuut, based on what you said, I think what you may have meant was a more general, "the fans outside of the target demographic." In which case, YEAH. Kids love what they love without holding it to expectations. I know in my case, right when I aged out of the target demo was about the time I started getting all like, "Sonic used to be cool, but now they're just making it for kids!" and feeling like the games I'd grown up with in the long long ago times of 7 years earlier were superior in every way to the trash the industry was producing in 2003. To put it another way, I made this a few weeks back: Spoiler Discussing generations in the continuity topic, and continuity in the generations topic, eh?