IMHO, Generational gaps (especially those pertaining to respect) do exist, but they are not necessarily the fault of the generation itself. I am 28 so I think I fall into the middle or the young middle of the players on this site. The respect that I have, or do not have, is not because I made a decision one day to be a turd to everyone or not. It is a direct result of the parenting that I received. Everyone whose parents have failed to teach them an adequate amount of respect and consideration can not be held as completely responsible. This is not a slight on anyone, just a call for those of you with children that are still susceptible to your influence (mine are 4, 2 and 7 months) to show them that consideration and respect are worthy attributes to possess.
P.S. Sorry if that comes across as preachy. As you can tell, I don't post much. I am going back to my silent ways to devote myself to figuring out this new engine. Also, I am going to see how the changes go during this Camp offseason and make my decision from that.