Are you guys talking about the same Era that produced movies like The King's Speech or The Good Shepherd?
Entertainment for the most part has operated over a similar spectrum over much of humanity's existence, there has always been instant gratification type media and drawn out media. I just sort of resent, or dislike the opinion that is often the default that some people go to of "These dang kids!"
That reasoning has always been present in media and it's just not very solid reasoning to me.
Anyway, probably not the true thread for this discussion.