Thank you Jay M After some thought:
You told us what MA used to be and what is is now.
It has apparently changed. Is change not always good?
The "bunch of middle aged sandy-haired conservative oldsters" are probably the alternative maybe even dare I say hipster cool kids of the 70s and 80s. You will be one of us before you know it. Enjoy your coolness while it lasts; you're next in line to be despised by the coming generation.