Well, no reason to link my Phoenix piece now that Stephen Totilo has written essentially the same thing. Curse the lead time it takes to publish on dead trees! You'd almost think that this "internet" thing is leading to the demise of newspapers as we know them.
Still, it's good reading, and of course I endorse Totilo's sentiments. I would expound more on the subject, but I'll be flinging 2400 words of my own at you within the next couple of days. Suffice it to say that you kids are in for a talking-to!