"America is evolving from a "young" society to a "middle-aged" one. The median age of Americans was 35 years in 1996, up from 30 in 1980 and 23 in 1900. The median age is expected to increase to 37 in 2010 and 39 in 2030." -- from Rachel Shapiro's article The Demographics of Aging in America
I have just this moment figured out what's wrong with RWA. I never thought about it from an age angle, but I bet if you took a survey right now you'd find out the voting majority of RWA members are going through perimenopause or menopause. Yep, everyone's hormones have gone whacko. It's just like puberty, only in reverse.
That explains so much I could not for the life of me fathom until this moment. Ties in with my scrapbooking/crafts emotional control conspiracy theory, too. Wanna hear that one?